QuickLook @ CCBU | November 30, 2015

Brazilian writer and diplomat João Almino
at Miami Book Fair International

Joao Almino, participated at the MBFI's panel: "The World Over: Three Novels of Place": The privileged daughter of a wealthy Colombian land owner comes to recognize the suffering of her ravaged country in Vanessa Blakeslee‘s novel, Juventud. Violently pushed from their ancient farming village of Beit Daras, a Palestinian family tries to reconstitute itself in a refugee camp in Gaza, in Susan Abulhawa’s novel, The Blue Between Sky and Water. In João Almino’s novel, Free City, a worker disappears and may have been murdered the day Brasilia was founded. The book focuses on the social swirl of the city´s early years, when contractors, corporate profiteers, idealists, politicians and mystical sects mingled.

Top row: Panelists João Almino, Vanessa Blakeslee and Susan Abulhawa; Rosane Wechsler, Leila da Costa e Maria Thereza Wiesmann. Bottom row: João Almino and CCBU President, Adriana Sabino; Leila da Costa and João Almino; João Almino with Adriana Sabino, Yara Gouveia, Rosane Wechsler e Maria Inês Dal Borgo.

Brazilian writer and diplomat João Almino
at Tutto Pasta & Pizza Key Biscayne

Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida organized a dinner at Tutto Pasta Tutto Pizza, in Key Biscayne, on Friday, November 20, in honor of writer and diplomat João Almino, one of the writers participating at the 2015 Miami Book Fair International.

Left to right: TOP: Maureen O'Hara, Tom Skola, João Almino and Adriana Sabino; Renato e Manuela Zayeg; João Almino, Denise Moura e Gloria Johnson; Maria Inês Dal borgo, Armando Marchi, Gonzalo Dal Borgo and Didi Marchi; Carlos Borges, Silvana Mandelli e Yara Gouveia. BOTTOM: Yara Gouveia, Maria Inês Dal Borgo and Floriana Martinez; Silvana Soriana e Yara Gouveia; Manuela e Renato Sayeg; Floriana Martinez e Joao Almino; Denise Moura, Silvana Mandelli and Adriana Sabino

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