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Author Adolfo Caminha
Language Portuguese
Genre Erotic fiction
Published 1895
Publisher Ática

Bom-Crioulo: The Black Man and the Cabin Boy (Portuguese: Bom-Crioulo) is a novel by the Brazilian writer Adolfo Caminha, first published in 1895. An English translation by E.A. Lacey was published in 1982 by Gay Sunshine.

The novel was the first major literary work on homosexuality to be published in Brazil, and one of the first to have a black person as its hero. The novel caused a stir upon its publication but was almost forgotten in the first half of the 20th century. In the second half of the 20th century, the novel has been republished several times in Brazil and translated into English, Spanish, German, French and Italian.


Braga-Pinto, César . Othello's Pathologies: reading Adolfo Caminha with Lombroso. Comparative Literature 66:2 doi 10.1215/00104124-2682173 © 2014 by University of Oregon. read full article

Robert Howes Race and Transgressive Sexuality in Adolfo Caminha's "Bom-Crioulo", Luso-Brazilian Review, Vol. 38, No. 1. (Summer, 2001), pp. 41–62.

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