Márcia Kambeba's poetry and its reception in the school context



Palavras-chave: Reader's formation, Márcia Kambeba, Indigenous literature


In the 21st century, the lack of knowledge about native peoples in the classroom is still a mobilizer of prejudice, lack of respect and lack of recognition of the ancestors culture. For many, the image of the indigenous stereotype that has been portrayed since colonial times persists, so it is essential to demystify this image by bringing indigenous culture to schools through literature written by the natives themselves. The objective of this paper is to reflect on the production of indigenous poet Márcia Kambeba, as well as to present an experience with some of her poems in the school context. Thus, we point out a way to comply with federal law nº 11.645/2008, which makes it mandatory to teach the culture of native peoples at school. Our work is based on Gomes (2012), Silva (2012), Graúna (2013), Silva (2014), Potiguara (2019), Bergamaschi (2012), among others. The experience of reading indigenous poetry in the classroom favored a change in students’ view of indigenous peoples. There was a recognition of prejudiced views circulating, as well as a greater interest in the various cultural manifestations of indigenous Brazilians.


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Biografia do Autor

Catharie Brandão de Souza, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande - UFCG

Catharie Brandão de Souza was born in Feira de Santana, Bahia, and is a Portuguese language teacher. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in the Language and Teaching Postgraduate Program - PPGLE-UFCG (2021); specializing in Early Childhood Education and Literacy (2022). She graduated in Portuguese Language from UFCG (2018) and is currently an undergraduate student in Pedagogy at Unifatecie (2023). She worked as a teacher in Elementary and High School in Basic Education in the state of Paraíba, focusing on linguistics and literature (2018-2022).

José Helder Pinheiro Alves, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande - UFCG

Graduated in Portuguese Language from Faculdades Integradas de Uberaba (1983),
Master in Portuguese Language (Brazilian Literature) from Universidade de São Paulo (1992),
Doctor in Portuguese Language (Brazilian Literature) from Universidade de São Paulo(2000),
Postdoctor from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2004)


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30 de dezembro de 2023

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SOUZA, C. B. de; ALVES, J. H. P. . Márcia Kambeba’s poetry and its reception in the school context. Revista Letras Raras, Campina Grande, v. 12, n. 3, p. 185–201, 2023. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10439348. Disponível em: https://revistas.editora.ufcg.edu.br/index.php/RLR/article/view/2131. Acesso em: 19 abr. 2024.


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