Down In The Ghetto

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Christopher Goodman (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Alex Albright

Abstract: "Down In The Ghetto" is an account of my time living in the largest favela/slum in Brazil written to fulfill the requirements of the M.A. in English with a concentration in creative nonfiction. I spent three months in 2002/2003 living in Rocinha a favela skirting the edge of Rio de Janeiro. This piece is written as a memoir brutally honest and rich in both character and scene. My goal with this piece is simply to entertain the reader. I did however toss in some statistics and background information on the formation of favelas in Brazil. Ultimately though it is a love story. It's the story of me faults and all getting caught up in the drug-fueled life of the gang-ruled slum. I lost myself for a while only to come out on top in the game of love--taking the best souvenir Brazil had to offer (my wife) with me. 

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Date: 2013
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