Favela

Cois Life
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NOTE: Please note that this book is in not in the English language; it is an Irish-language work only. Dutch-born journalist Alex Hijmans lives in one of Brazil's many poor and dangerous suburbs. As the only white person in this district, populated with the impoverished descendants of Africans who were brought as slaves to Brazil, he ponders the great life secret of these suffering souls: how can they live contented lives in a place devoid of worldly possessions?
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About the author

Dutch-born Alex Hijmans moved to Galway in Ireland in 1995 to learn Irish as part of his degree in Celtic Studies in Holland's Utrecht University. On graduation he worked for many Irish-language media organizations both print and broadcast for ten years. At the end of 2007 Alex travelled to South America, where he lived in a poor suburb - or favela - on the outskirts of Salvador, the third largest city in Brazil. This provided the material for his novel Favela (Cois Life, 2009) which was shortlisted for Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin 2010 (Irish Language Book of the Year Award). His novel Aiséirí was published in 2011. Alex and his husband Nilton live in Salvador.

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Publisher
Cois Life
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Published on
Nov 1, 2009
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Pages
196
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ISBN
9781908057464
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Collections / Essays
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