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The pearls, as I wrote you

Immigrants from Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Congo, and Guinea who entered illegally to Brazil and now live in Sao Paulo, are invited to read excerpts from Americo Vespucci's Mundus Novus. Written between 1503 and 1504, the letter is taken as an inaugural discourse on the New World addressed to Europe. From the particular accent and intonation of each immigrant comes a polyphony that questions the condition of the foreigner and discusses the meaning and contradictions of living between two frontiers, as well as the power relations and cultural violence that a foreign language imposes.


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