Africa - The Bright Side of the Earth

Africa - The Bright Side of the Earth

A book. Not just a book, but a book where you can see the "Bright Side of the Earth". A book that will show you happy faces from Africa. And their stories.

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A book. Not just a book, but a book where you can see the "Bright Side of the Earth". A book that will show you happy faces from Africa. And their stories.

Most of the time, people perceive Africa as a continent of many calamities. Of many diseases. Of poverty, dry land and hunger. Of trash on the streets and people who live their days thinking it could be their last one. And Africa does have this. But it has so much more.

In this book I want to show that poverty and happiness in Africa are not necessarily correlated. I want to show that Africa is also bliss, beauty and music. It is green and red and yellow. It is young and old together. And no matter the age, everyone will always have a smile to share. I photographed in Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Malawi in the past 5 years and there is no where else on earth where I've found so much joy.

In addition, the writer Mia Couto - winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2014 - and translated into more than 22 countries - wrote the book's preface.

Isn't it all something worth sharing?

Book Details:

Name: Africa - The Bright Side of the Earth

Photographs & text by: Maria Pereira dos Santos

Edited by: Dinamene Branco

Language: English

# of pages: 88

Size: A4

Kind: Hard Cover but soft and sweet inside (you will want to have it. I guarantee you)

Senhora Macua - Moçambique 2010

Senhora Macua - Moçambique 2010

About the author

I'm Maria. I love people. I love to photograph. In fact, more than actually loving to just photograph, I love portraits. Portraits of happy people.

Ever since I got my first camera, I always focused on the people around me. The relationship between the photographed person and me. 

I started shooting with no goal in 2010, in Mozambique, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided I wanted to share it with the world. In 2012, I set up an exhibition - Owitho - Um retrato da Ilha -, in which I shared my work with Lisbon. Now I want to share it with the world. 

 

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Book in the book shops and rewards on their way :)

O meu muito muito obrigada por participarem neste projecto, permitindo-me concretizar este sonho. Neste momento o livro já se encontra em algumas livrarias: Bulhosa, Ferin, Pal...

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  • Maria Pereira dos Santos

    Book in the book shops and rewards on their way :)

    O meu muito muito obrigada por participarem neste projecto, permitindo-me concretizar este sonho.
    Neste momento o livro já se encontra em algumas livrarias: Bulhosa, Ferin, Palavra do Viajante e livraria da Universidade Católica, bem como online no site da Bulhosa: http://www.bulhosa.pt/livro/africa-the-bright-side-of-the-earth-maria-pe...
    A todos os que me mandaram a morada, as recompensas também já seguiram, para chegarem antes do Natal, como combinado. :)
    Mais uma vez, o meu MUITO OBRIGADA,
    Maria

    Many thanks for helping me build this project.
    At the moment, I already have the books in the books shops. Online, you can find them on Bulhosa website (in portuguese): http://www.bulhosa.pt/livro/africa-the-bright-side-of-the-earth-maria-pe...
    The books are already either at your home or on their way, as we agreed so they were there before X-mas. If you haven't sent me your address, please do, so I can mail the rewards asap.
    A huge THANK YOU once again.
    Maria

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