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Aracy Cachoeira. Reproduced by permission.


Peace be to the Indians and to the world

Peace to Naruane-Nauê,
Pankararu, Nandewa,
Assurini, Moyoruna, Bacajá.
Peace to Crenak, Caxixó, Pancararé,
Kirirí, Gavião, Xavante, Ofoié,
Tixção, Cinta Larga, Waurá, Tembé.
Peace to Terena, Kaiabi, Xacriabá,
Sateré-maué, Xucuru, Kaxinawá.
Peace to Guató, Guarani, Wapixana,
Pataxó, Ram Ran Raê, Ianomani, Kaiowá.
Peace to Ticuna, Guajajara, Makuxi,
Kaiangang, Camba and Maxacali.
Maxacali, Maxacali,
Maxacali, peace to the world,
Peace to thee.

Poems : Edited by Else R P Vieira. Translation © Bernard McGuirk.


November 2002

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Anthology of poems
A first-hand selection, unpublished in Brazil and elsewhere. A militant poetics; the social and political importance of the poet-singer (cantador), the construction of a canon of exclusion; the landless woman; the theme of death as life's horizon; the pedagogic project.
Else R P Vieira

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