Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida
Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida was born in Angola in 1982 and raised in Portugal. She is the author of Esse cabelo (That Hair) and more recently of Ajudar a cair (Helping to Fall), an account of a community of patients with cerebral palsy. She lives in Lisbon.
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‘That supremacist is the idea, in those brothers and sisters of mine, of shyness (which no one understands) being an encumbrance that they should purge as they try to find in their interaction with the world a perfect mixture of disdain, meekness and expansiveness.’