Book of the Month – January 2011

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ISBN 978-1-901176-96-4
Publisher: Cois Life - Book of the Month, January 2011

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?