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Nina Maniçoba


NINA MANIÇOBA has her roots in the Pajeú River in the State of Pernambuco. She is a daughter of the forest living in São Paulo, but she has the northeast of Brazil tattooed in her dreams. She believes in the power of debate and ingenuity.

She is a doctor, graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco, and completed her residency as an OBGYN. 

Nina is also a specialist in Literature, with a degree from the Pontifical Catholity University in São Paulo and had a short story published in 2012, entitled Boi sem asas [Bull Without Wings]. She also co-authored two books: A medida de todas as coisas [The Measure of All Things] in 2011 and Partidas [Departures] in 2014.

She participated in several literary events as an author, including FLIV (2011), Balada Literária (2011 and 2012) and OffFLIP (2014). She is the founder and organizer of Movimento Cultural de Floresta [Cultural Movement in the Woods], an annual event that features talks, concerts, contests, dance presentations, music, painting, and awards to individuals, schools, teachers, and students.