Vovô: The Man, His Vision, His Legacy
This chapter focuses on the life of the president of Ilê Aiyê as a biocritical study that simultaneously interfaces with the history of the organization. A man full of presence and conscience, a visionary to the core, and an unmistakably charismatic leader, Antônio Carlos dos Santos, otherwise known as Vovô, needs no introduction among contemporary Afro-Brazilian cultural and political movements.
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