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Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk

Author(s): Chico Buarque

Location(s): Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Fiction, Novella

Era(s): Various

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Centenarian Eulalio Assumpcao has reached the end of his long life. From his modest bed in a Rio public hospital, as his mind falters, he grandly recounts his past to passing nurses, his visiting daughter and the whitewashed ceiling....

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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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Brazil: Life, Blood, Soul

Brazil: Life, Blood, Soul

Author(s): John Malathronas

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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Brazil is an eclectic nation that evokes images of vibrant carnivals, crowded shanty towns and football on the beach. Shaped by its many cultures, the Portugese, African, Native Indian and European communities have ensured the evolution of a colourful,...

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City of God

City of God

Author(s): Paulo Lins

Location(s): Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s

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Cidade de Deus, the City of God welcome to one of Rio’s most notorious slums. A place where the streets are awash with drugs, where violence can erupt at any moment, over drugs, money and love but also where...

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The Silence of the Rain

The Silence of the Rain

Author(s): Luiz Alfredo Garcia Roza

Location(s): Rio de Janeiro

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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In a parking garage in the centre of Rio de Janeiro, young executive Ricardo Carvalho climbs into his car, takes a few drags of his cigarette and shoots himself dead. Handsome, rich and married to a beautiful wife, Ricardo...

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Carnival of Hope

Carnival of Hope

Author(s): George Hamilton

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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A poor idealist forced to teach in secret, and reluctant to abandon his mother. A determined young woman, desperate to escape the struggles and tragedies of a dangerous Brazilian shantytown. A carnival competition offering hope of a better future...

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The Trade Mission

The Trade Mission

Author(s): Andrew Pyper

Location(s): Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Imagine your job is to translate for a pair of arrogant technology whizzkids on business in South America. Imagine you are accompanying them on a jaunty boat trip up the river Amazon. Imagine that late one night some foreign...

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Ancient Tillage

Ancient Tillage

Author(s): Raduan Nassar

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s

For AndrĂ©, a young man growing up on a farm in Brazil, life consists of ‘the earth, the wheat, the bread, our table and our family’. He loves the land, fears his austere, pious father who preaches from the...

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Barren Lives

Barren Lives

Author(s): Graciliano Ramos

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

A peasant family, driven by the drought, walks to exhaustion through an arid land. As they shelter at a deserted ranch, the drought is broken and they linger, tending cattle for the absentee ranch owner, until the onset of...

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Blood of the Wicked

Blood of the Wicked

Author(s): Leighton Gage

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

In the interior of Brazil, landless workers battle the owners of vast Fazendas. When a visiting archbishop is assassinated, Mario Silva of the federal police is called upon to investigate. Then a newspaper owner, a TV journalist, a landowner’s...

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