Gisela Casimiro

Portuguese Guest

Gisela Casimiro (born in Guinea-Bissau) is a Portuguese author, artist, performer, translator and activist. Casimiro majored in English and Portuguese Studies at FCSH/UNL. She is the author of Erosão (poetry), Giz (poetry), Casa com Árvores Dentro (theatre play) and Estendais (chronicles, nonfiction). She has contributed to several magazines and anthologies, emphasising “Reconstituição Portuguesa,” awarded at Cannes. Her sound art piece “Aviso” is part of the prestigious António Cachola Collection. A former member of INMUNE, she is also a founding member of UNA – Black Arts Union and an external board member of NOVA University of Lisbon – School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Her forthcoming work includes an antiracist manual (Penguin) and the translation into Portuguese of Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider (Orfeu Negro).   Photo: Filipe Ferreira