Complex of the Soul
Rio de Janeiro is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, Carnival, samba, and favelas, which have gained international recognition through films like "City of God." If you're Brazilian, live abroad, or have visited places outside Brazil, you're probably familiar with what I'm referring to. Carnival and football are usually among the few things foreigners recognize as positive aspects when discussing Brazilian culture, while favelas are frequently associated with violence. With this in mind, I've felt the need to collaborate in deconstructing the stereotypical concepts often seen from the outside, showing the "other side of the coin."
This book shows the story and perspective of Faiska and Fumassa, who were born and raised in the peripheral community known as the "Complexo da Alma," where they still reside. Their desire is to change misconceptions often associated with marginalized communities, and this book aims to advance them toward this goal.