Cidinha da Silva (MG) is a writer and the editor of Kuanza Produções. She has published 17 books, including chronicles, short stories, essays, plays, and literature for young adults. Um Exu em Nova York received the National Library Award (book of short stories, 2019) and Explosão Feminista (essay), of which she is a co-author, was a finalist for the prestigious Jabuti Award and received the 4º Prêmio Rio Literatura, both in 2019. Cidinha has publications in German, Catalan, Spanish, French, English, and Italian. She is currently the curator and anchor of the web program Almanaque Exuzilhar (YouTube).