Samba

By Alma Guillermoprieto
To the 70 million poor of Brazil, dreaming and planning for Carnival is an upside down ritual for exorcising their paina brilliant cultural and sexual release in which sequins are brighter than diamonds; prostitutes and pimps are queens and kings, and dancing skill is more prized than power.


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Publisher Vintage
Publish date 07/30/1991
Pages 256
ISBN-13 9780679732563
ISBN-10 067973256X
Language English

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