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  Jorge Amado
In previous editions, FLIP has paid tribute to Vinicius de Moraes, Guimarães Rosa and Clarice Lispector. In 2006, emphasising its commitment to showcasing the wealth of Brazilian literature, FLIP will pay homage to Jorge Amado (1912-2001). Amado, Brazil’s most popular writer, is also the Brazilian author best known and most read abroad. His work transcended the limits of the modernist regionalism it was originally identified with, turning Bahia into a Brazilian microcosm, with its heady mix of traditional customs, folk humour, religious syncretism, sensuality and social criticism. In the words of Ferreira Gullar, many of Amado’s characters reveal Brazil to us while existing in the imagination of all peoples and countries. To underscore Jorge Amado’s close relationship with Bahia, FLIP has invited another illustrious Bahian: Maria Bethânia. In the confluence of their worlds, Bahia and Brazil come to life. In the Authors’ Tent, on the day that the writer would have turned 94 year of age, a panel with Myriam Fraga, Antonio Risério and Eduardo de Assis Duarte will explore the fascinating paths of Amado’s rich prose. Jorge Amado’s fictional universe has enveloped the teachers and students who throughout the year take part in the Cirandas de Parati Educational Programme. The children’s and young readers’ programme carried out in the Blue Tent, known affectionately as Flipinha, will also be paying homage to the novelist. Click here to read about the opening concert by Maria Bethânia and the discussion panel in tribute to Jorge Amado Visit the Jorge Amado Foundation site Click here

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