By Andrew J. Kirkendall
A local of Brazil's impoverished northeast, Freire constructed grownup literacy education concepts that concerned consciousness-raising, encouraging peasants and newly city peoples to determine themselves as lively voters who may possibly remodel their very own lives. Freire's paintings for country and nationwide govt organizations in Brazil within the early Nineteen Sixties ultimately aroused the suspicion of the Brazilian army, in addition to of U.S. executive relief courses. Political pressures ended in Freire's short imprisonment, following the army coup of 1964, after which to greater than a decade and a part in exile. in this interval, Freire persisted his paintings in Chile, Nicaragua, and postindependence African international locations, in addition to in Geneva with the area Council of church buildings and within the usa at Harvard college.
Andrew J. Kirkendall's evenhanded appraisal of Freire's pioneering existence and paintings, which continues to be influential at the present time, provides new views at the background of the chilly warfare, the meanings of radicalism, and the evolution of the Left in Latin America.
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