Plowing the past, harvesting the present: The decolonial narrative perspective
Itamar Vieira Junior was born in 1979 in Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil. He is a writer and geographer with a PhD in ethnic and African studies from UFBA, the Federal University of Bahia. His bestselling novel, Torto Arado, received Portugal’s Leya Prize; Brazil’s most prestigious literary award, the Jabuti; as well as the Oceanos Prize. The author was also a finalist for the Jabuti prize for his book of short stories, The Executioner’s Prayer. Verso published the English version of Torto Arado in 2023, Crooked Plow. Vieira Junior has recently published his highly anticipated second novel, Salvar o Fogo.