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The Resource The cantora : the native singer of colonial Brazil, Paul D. Cohn

The cantora : the native singer of colonial Brazil, Paul D. Cohn

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The cantora : the native singer of colonial Brazil
Title
The cantora
Title remainder
the native singer of colonial Brazil
Statement of responsibility
Paul D. Cohn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It all began with a rumor: an Indian girl who sang with the voice of an angel. A tiny girl, perhaps only nine years old. No one believed it at first, but the rumor persisted. Finally one day a runner arrived bringing news. And so the journey of the woman and the girl--Sister Mãe da Doçura and Yema, the Caeté Indian child acclaimed as the Cantora--begins to unfold as perilous circumstance compels them to become agents of fate, changing the destinies of all who cross their path. The setting is coastal Brazil during the early 1500s, in the colonial town of LuIs, a shipping port for the brutal and lucrative dyewood trade. Many Indians and Africans are enslaved at the port, and the Indians, afflicted with European diseases, are perishing by the hundreds. A village priest discovers an Indian child with a magical voice, and he allows her to sing the Latin Mass. The regional bishop assigns the girl to Sister Doçura with the intention of making the child singer a ward of the Church. The child is also treasured by her tribe as a mystical turguy kuñã (blood woman). The bishop summons the Vatican's Consilium de Virtutibus (The Council of Miracles) to certify Yema as a the first true miracle of the New World, but when an Indian rebellion breaks out, the Council accuses the nun and child of heresy and condemns them to death as Doçura and Yema are forced to flee for their lives.--
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Publisher's description
Cataloging source
WSN
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Cantora series
Series volume
bk. ll
Label
The cantora : the native singer of colonial Brazil, Paul D. Cohn
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989980409
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780692862612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o989980409
  • (OCoLC)989980409
Label
The cantora : the native singer of colonial Brazil, Paul D. Cohn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989980409
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780692862612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o989980409
  • (OCoLC)989980409

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