Elaine Pereira Rocha received her PhD from the University of Sao Paulo, and is Senior Lecturer in Latin American History at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. She received an MA in Social History from the Catholic University of São Paulo and an MA in Cultural History from the University of Pretoria. She is the author of a number of articles on Brazilian history, and of the books Racism in Novels: A Comparative Study of Brazilian and South African Cultural History (2010) and Saci Pererê, o Vento da Liberdade (2000). Nielson Rosa Bezerra received his PhD from the Universidade Federal Fluminense, he is a former Banting Fellow (2012–2014), at The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, York University, Canada. He is the author of a number of articles and six books on slavery and the African Diaspora in Brazil, including Escravidão Comércio e Farinha no Recôncavo do Rio de Janeiro, século XIX (2011). He is also the Director of Museu Vivo do São Bento of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro.