I was required to read this for a class, and it was honestly a waste of time. It's high on poorly written "flavor" and low on actual factual meat. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Archgeneral
If you're into the history of favelas and Samba in brazil, probably a great read for you. i had to read it for school, and while i loved the class, did not love the book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by bigjazzfan
As a student who had to read this book for a class and think critically about it in terms of Anthropology and race, this book was a pain to sludge through. Read morePublished on March 31, 2009 by Brittany Salagean
For an author whose first language is spanish, her skill in writing in english has to be commended -but she ain't Borges. Read morePublished on September 2, 2001 by "fscb"
I agree with the negative reviews below. The author, while skilled with the written word, is a cultural tourist who never quite grasps the essence of what is around her. Read morePublished on August 2, 1999