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Tent of Miracles

Read by Jackie Wills

Jorge Amado is one of Brazil’s greatest storytellers – the Pele of writers. His work has been made into TV soap operas and film. He lived in Bahia and wrote about its people throughout his life.

Tent of Miracles is the story of a Bahian man - anthropologist and writer – who is persecuted for revealing the genetic mix of the region’s people and promoting mixed race relationships. As his story unfolds, so do many others about carnival, candomble, slavery, racism, poverty and writing.

Amado’s 32 novels have been translated into 50 languages. Passages from Tent of Miracles are read by poet Jackie Wills who has been intrigued by his work for nearly 20 years.

Jackie Wills is a poet and prose writer. She has published four collections of poetry, the most recent is Commandments (Arc 2007). She is a tutor for the Open University and facilitates writing workshops in schools, business and the community.


Jackie Wills | talks


Date and Time:

16 May 2009 at 2:00 pm


1 hour



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