on 27 June 2013
'Letters to Christina' is a collection of 18 autobiographical letters written to explore the development of Paulo Freire's life and work. The first section offers an excellent insight into his early years, drawing on his experiences of family life, and economic hardships. The second takes a more focussed approach to the development of his theory. The thread that runs through both parts is Freire's constant curiousity with people and the world around him, and his belief in the liberating effects that education can have.
An honest autobiographical account and reflection.
For other biographies of Freire, I'd recommend Schugurensky's 'Paulo Freire.' a Continuum Publication from 2011 - an excellent overview of Freire, his work, and his critics.