Jorge Amado: Small people, big stories
Cocoa, carnival and cliches: Jorge Amado (1912 - 2001) describes the colorful life of Brazil, complete with its ups and downs. Street children and prostitutes are his heroes; he penetrates deeply into the Brazilian soul. His work has been translated into 49 languages, many of his books have become films. As a former member of the Communist Party, Amado spent several years in exile in Paris.