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Dirk Hegmanns

The bandit [Der Bandit]

An exciting novel about the history of Brazil

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Edition: 1.

Release year: 2024

Number of pages: 454 pages

Images: None

Format: 13.0 x 19.0 cm

Language/s: German

ISBN (printed book): 978-3-910347-39-7

ISBN (ePDF): 978-3-910347-40-3

ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-910347-41-0

Short text

In northeastern Brazil around 1900, landowners ruled according to their own laws. But one day the farmer's son Virgulino resists the arbitrary rule and gathers a sworn community of outlaws around him. Under the name Lampião, he begins a guerrilla war against injustice that soon dominates the entire northeast of Brazil.

But the more successful he is, the more mercilessly he is hunted, and he can no longer be safe from betrayal.

With this novel, the author and Brazil expert Dirk Hegmanns creates an authentic and fascinating picture of Brazil at a time that marks the beginning of major upheavals in the country's society.

Tags: Brazil, Pistoleros, rebellion, history, adventure, historical novel, adventure novel, heroic novel, Lampião, Virgulino Ferreira da Silva, outlaws, landowners, landowners, uprisings, cangaceiros, folk hero, Robin Hood, Brazilian uprisings, Northeast, fictionalized biography, bandits , outlaws, gangs, freedom struggle, Brazilian Northeast, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Recife, peasant movements, social banditry, Cangaço, Maria Bonita.

About the author

Brazil adventure novel

Dr. Dirk Hegmanns was born in Düsseldorf, studied German, art history and sociology in Düsseldorf and Bielefeld and received his doctorate in sociology. He then worked in research and teaching at the sociology faculty at Bielefeld University for around ten years. He then devoted himself to international development cooperation and has worked in various disaster and war zones since 2010.

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