Jarid Arraes was born in Juazeiro de Norte, in the Cariri region of Ceará, in the northeast of Brazil, in 1991. Writer, cordelista, and poet, she is the author of Um buraco com meu nome (A Hole that Carries My Name), As lendas de Dandara (Legends of Dandara), and Heroínas Negras Brasileiras (Black Brazilian Heroines), and over seventy chapbooks. Curator of the literary imprint Ferina at Pólen Livros, she currently lives in São Paulo, where she runs a women’s writing club. Redemoinho em dia quente (Whirlwind on a Torrid Day) is Arraes’ first foray into short stories.

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