"Death Without Weeping: Daily Life in Northeast Brazil" is the theme of the April 1994 The New Internationalist
. Based on the book Death Without Weeping
(600 pages, 1992, University of California Press) by anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, the lives of slum women and their children in Brazil's poverty-stricken Northeast are shocking and moving by turns. The exploitation, by sugar cane plantations, is endless and gives rise both to desperation and resistance.
Hear My Testimony by María Teresa Tula (1994, 224 pages, $14).