Book On Brazil As Gaelige by Alex Hijmans
Alex Hijmans is a Dutch journalist, who lived in Ireland, wrote and spoke as Gaelige, and has now made his home in Brazil! Now he's briefly back in Ireland to launch his new book, which tells the story of his newly adopted homeland in a hundred photographs and a hundred short essays... in Irish.
Brasil will of course host the 2014 World Cup next year, and Rio de Janeiro will stage the Olympic Games in 2016. The country is emerging as a new superpower, with the sixth biggest economy in the world. From the football to the samba to the beauty of the Pantanal and Amazon, this huge country is rich in variety, all beautifully portrayed in Splancanna Ó Shaol Eile.
For more information about Splancanna Ó Shaol Eile, by Alex Hijmans, click here.
Alex will be lecturing at the IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival on Wednesday, October 16th at 6pm. The venue is Cois Tealaigh: 46, Kildare St, Dublin.