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“People of the Rainforest. The Villas Boas Brothers, Explorers and Humanitarians of the Amazon” – Talk – 9 and 29 November 2019
Long time Anglo-Brazilian Society member, Dr John Hemming, has a new book out, “People of the Rainforest. The Villas Boas Brothers, Explorers and Humanitarians of the Amazon”.
Dr Hemming is former Director of the Royal Geographical Society, and has himself explored extensively in Amazonia, been with many indigenous peoples (including four first contacts), and written books about them and the Incas. Both Brazil and Peru have awarded him high honours for his environmental work in their countries.
The three Villas Boas brothers were dashing young Brazilians who became their country’s most famous explorers, by leading a series of spectacular expeditions into unknown Amazon rain forests. The brothers encountered a series of admirable indigenous tribes and devoted the rest of their lives to helping these handsome people. The brothers made first contacts with five tribes, in dangerous and very tough expeditions.
Dr Hemming will be talking about the Villas Boas brothers and his own adventures at ‘Ways With Words’ in Southwold, Suffolk, at 10 am on Saturday 9 November; and at the ‘Chichester Speakers Festival’ (Sussex) at 10.30 am on Friday 29 November. The book is available in all good book stores or through the Amazon and Waterstones web sites.
Spirit of the Amazon – 13-17 November 2019
The Gallery @ Oxo (Oxo Tower Wharf) in London will host from 13 to 17 November the exhibition and book launch of Sue and Patrick Cunningham’s “Spirit of the Amazon”. The exhibition is free and open from 11am to 6pm. Sue and Patrick will be there every day to enhance your experience. If you can’t get to the exhibition, you can also buy the book on line from Amazon or Waterstones.