For one year, Alma Guillermoprieto lived in Manguiera, a village near Rio de Janeiro, to learn the ritual of samba–the sensuous song and dance marked by a rapturous beat–and to take part in Rio’s renowned carnivale parade.
Alma Guillermoprieto writes frequently for the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. She is the author of Looking for History, The Heart That Bleeds, and Samba, and she was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1995. Raised in Mexico and… More about Alma Guillermoprieto
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Published by Vintage Jul 30, 1991| 256 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679732563