There will be No World Cup: Sticker books on fire
Copyright Andy Akinwolere 2014
Welcome to the real Rio, with approx 130000 inhabitants Maré is a large favela. Notoriously split between three of the cities main drug trafficking fractions, this is possibly one of the most dangerous places in rio. I was lucky to head out with photographers from the Observertotrio situated in the favela itself. Many innocent people have died due to the occupation of the military and national forces. The question though is how do you create a unified and safe environment for the inhabitants, without so many innocent deaths occurring! To say the least it was hard to get the slr out of my bag, god bless the iPhone… (at Complexo da Maré - Favela Nova Holanda)
Words to live by, found on my way to a meeting…
Olaudah Equiano(c. 1745 – 31 March 1797)
Olaudah was a prominent African involved in the British movement for the abolition of the slave trade. He was enslaved as a child, purchased his freedom, and worked as an author, merchant, and explorer in South America, the Caribbean, the Arctic, the American colonies, and the United Kingdom, where he settled by 1792. His autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, depicts the horrors of slavery and influenced the enactment of the Slave Trade Act of 1807
taken from : http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/olaudah-equiano/4566968129
The Website is Almost Ready…..
Want…. Who ever owns this please let me take her for a spin?
The man, The Revolutionary, The Musician…..
"Let’s start what we have come into the room to do" - Fela Kuti