Afro-Brazilian writer Ana Maria Gonçalves visited Spelman College in Fall 2013. She gave the talk “Racism and Human Rights” and talked about her novel A Color Defect (2006).
Gonçalves was born in Ibiá, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1970. She worked in advertising until 2001 before becoming a full-time writer. She published the novels Ao lado e à margem do que sentes por mim (Beside and at the Edge of What You Feel for Me); Um defeito de cor (A Color Defect) was winner of the Casa de las Américas Prize for best book in 2007. She's been living in New Orleans since 2007, and has been as a writer-in-residence at Tulane University, Stanford and Middlebury College.