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The Violent Land

The Violent Land

Author(s): Jorge Amado

Location(s): Bahia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s

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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...

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Bahia Blues

Bahia Blues

Author(s): Yasmina Traboulsi

Location(s): Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Since the arrival of Gringa, everything has been going wrong. Maria Aparecida, the queen of the slums, has disappeared: one-eyed Tonio has stopped singing: Ze and Manuel are feverish and Mama Lourdes the clairvoyant can only predict bad news....

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Captains of the Sands

Captains of the Sands

Author(s): Jorge Amado

Location(s): Bahia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia. They call themselves ‘Captains of the Sands’, a gang of orphans and runaways who live by...

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Author(s): Jorge Amado

Location(s): Ilhéus

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s

When Gabriela came to the Brazilian town of Ilhéus, things would never be the same again … In 1925, the town’s cacao plantations are flourishing and progress reigns, but Nacib the Arab’s most desperate worry is that his cook...

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