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Book Title: Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink|
The author of the book: Juliana Barbassa
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.87 MB
Date of issue: July 28th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781476756257
Read full description of the books Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink:In the tradition of Detroit: An American Autopsy and Maximum City comes a deeply reported and beautifully written biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa.
Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one years abroad, she returned to find the city that once ravaged by inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders, and dying neighborhoods was now on the precipice of a major change.
Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. But in order to prepare itself for the world stage, Rio must vanquish the entrenched problems that Barbassa recalls from her childhood. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a predictable, pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order—and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn't be higher.
With a cast of larger-than-life characters who are driving this fast-moving juggernaut or who risk getting caught in its gears, this kaleidoscopic portrait of Rio introduces the reader to the people who make up this city of extremes, revealing their aspirations and their grit, their violence, their hungers and their splendor, and shedding light on the future of this city they are building together.
Dancing with the Devil in the City of God is an insider perspective into a city on the brink from a native daughter whose life, hopes, and fortunes are entwined with those of the city she portrays.
Read information about the authorJuliana Barbassa holds bachelor’s degrees in Spanish Literature and journalism from UT Austin and master’s degrees in Latin American studies and journalism from UC Berkeley. Her earlier journalism work covering immigration earned her a Katie Journalism Award and made her a finalist for the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award. She reported for the Associated Press for ten years and served as its Rio de Janeiro correspondent from 2010 through 2013. An expert in Brazilian current affairs, Juliana has also made various appearances on programs such as the BBC, NPR, Public Radio International, and HuffPostLive to discuss such events as the deadly floods, mudslides, the violence in Rio’s favelas, and Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
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