Nothing can separate a parent and child, or a person from the country and people she loves. Marianne Campagna has lived a multi-ethnic life like few have. Half-Chinese and half-German, born in China, with a childhood in Brazil, an adult life in the United States, and extensive trips to Germany, Brazil, and China, she has spent her life trying to find where home lies. Join Marianne on her incredible journey around the world and back again. While a young girl in China, Marianne’s parents divorced and divided the family. Marianne went to live with her German mother while her brother lived with her Chinese father. And when her mother remarried and decided to immigrate to Brazil with her, Marianne experienced a thirty-two year separation from her father, brother, and extended Chinese family. Reflections from Gavea is the tale of one woman’s true-life search for a sense of identity and wholeness, amid the mountains of Brazil, university life and marriage in the United States, and a return to the land of her birth. Beyond Marianne’s personal story is a multicultural kaleidoscope of images that depict the history of China and Brazil from World War II to the present. Amid wars, revolutions, immigration and displacement, Marianne learns how a person’s soul can supersede cultural, ethnic, national and language barriers to be part of the universal human experience.
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Published May 19, 2013
by Marianne T. Campagna.
Biographies & Memoirs.