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Questions about the novel 'Captains of the Sands' (Portuguese: 'Capitães da Areia', 1937) by Jorge Amado. Use with the tags [jorge-amado] and [portuguese-literature].

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Were Amado's Captains of the Sands based on reality?

Jorge Amado's novel Captains of the Sands concerns children living in the streets of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and forming gangs that engaged in petty crime. From the opening of the book: “Captains of ...
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