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The Violent Land

The Violent Land

Author(s): Jorge Amado

Location(s): Bahia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s



A tale of greed, love and redemption – 2 families are in the midst of an internecine war over a cacao plantation in the north-east of the country. It is the vivid nature of writing and description that makes this a real classic.

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We enjoyed reading this whilst touring Brazil – it kind of give a bit of a back story about history, political thinking and the way of the people who live in Brazil – Nerys...

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