All the world will be watching Brazil in the next few years - in 2014 the country will host the Soccer World Cup and in 2016 the Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil, a giant on the South American continent, holds an ever-increasing role internationally both in economic and political terms.
This book is an invitation to get to know Brazil - to really get to know the country without falling for clichés. These reports from Alex Hijmans, a freelance international correspondent in Brazil since 2007, go beyond the picture postcard image of Brazil. Glimpses of light from another world.