Press Release | Arole Cultural participates in the Rio de Janeiro International Book Fair with five releases and a new label
For the first time in the event, the publishing house will have booth with free cultural activities, autograph sessions and authors in the official program
Arole Cultural, which made its debut at the São Paulo International Book Fair in 2018, arrives at the Rio de Janeiro International Book Fair with four releases: "Azizi, the precious gift", children's book written by Lucimar Rosa Dias; "Oshun, fine sweets and pastries", by chef Carlos Ribeiro; "Priesthood Secrets" by Alan Barbieri; "Warrior Gods", fiction of Lucas Espírito Santo; and "The Secret ofLeaves", volume three of "The Sacred Leaves" trilogy, by Diego de Oxóssi.
In the biggest literary event in Brazil, which will take place from August 30th to September 8th at Riocentro, Barra da Tijuca, Arole Cultural will have a thematic stand where they will present to the public attractions such as children's storytelling of African legends for small readers, with Kemla Batista of the project Caçando Estórias (@cacandoestorias), and lectures for adult audiences on spirituality and personal development with releasing authors and guests such as writer and tartot expert Nei Naiff (Editora Alfabeto), as well as books premieres and autograph sessions.
In the official programme of the 19th edition of the event, the debate on how the speed of the 21st century crosses and modifies the relationship between parents and children, parents and educators - which happens on the 4th at 3:00 pm in the Biennial Literary Café - counts with children's author Lucimar Rosa Dias, Fernanda Rodrigues and Tania Zagury. This activity is part of the National Forum of Education, organized by the Bienal RJ and that takes place during the fair. On the same date, the author releases "Azizi, the precious gift" at the publisher's booth.
The release of Azizi also marks the debut of the publishing label Bejiró, which will illustrate the books of the publisher aimed at children. The proposal of the book appeared in December / 2018, during the release of "Knowing the Orishas", the first children's title of Arole Cultural, when the author met publisher Diego de Oxóssi.
"There are urgent and sensitive issues, such as adoption, that need to be dealt with by small readers and we [the publishing house] wanted very much to do such a book. When I met the proposal [of Azizi] through Lucimar this became even stronger and soon we accepted the challenge, which became the seed of the Bejiró label", says the editor and director of Arole Cultural.
Also author of Arole Cultural, Alan Barbieri, who released "The Wisdom of Umbanda" last December and quickly became best seller, participates in the conversation "Faith, diversity and love" with Priest Henrique Vieira, on September 5th, at 5:00 p.m. , in the Youth Arena of the Book Fair.
The publishing house was founded in 2015 by Diego do Oxóssi, aiming to translate the culture of the Orishas in an objective and easy way for the lay reader or for anyone who already has an interest in the subject "Arole means `the heir` in Yoruba language - one who carries a tradition. This is the mission and the main goal of our titles and brand: help spread African religions, breaking down taboos and stigmata, demystifying and deconstructing prejudices and showing that we are all equal in our differences", explains the founder and writer.
“Azizi, the precious gift”, by Lucimar Rosa Dias
48 pages, paperback | ISBN 9786580637010 | R$35,00
A story of affection and acceptance inspired by real cases of interracial adoption in which fathers and mothers are challenged by Brazilian structural racism and questioned about the possibility of people of different races becoming a family: a black boy adopted by a white family, who finds in his differences the unity of family, life, embrace, love. The affective bonds between Azizi, his mother and his father are strengthened in the difference of the races. Azizi's excitement at tirelessly hearing the story of his arrival, "the precious gift" so much awaited by his parents, is the confirmation that notions of family go far beyond blood ties: Azizi is adopted, but also adopts his parents who, together, find in the delicacies of life the sense of love.
“Oshun, fine sweets and pastries”, by chef Carlos Ribeiro
96 pages, full color, paperback | ISBN 9788590624035 | R$44,00
The debut book of the collection "Ajeum" - a series with thematic recipes inspired by the divinities of Candomblé. Organized by Chef Carlos Ribeiro and signed by him and the guests Ana Célia Santos, Ieda de Matos and Bel Coelho, the collection portrays typical Brazilian recipes inspired by the favorite ingredients of Oshum (sweets and eggs), Ibeji (caruru de cosme and sweets from festivals), Yemaya (birds and fish) and Yansan (peppers, red meats and palm oil). In this first volume, "Oshun: Fine Sweets and Pastries", Carlos Ribeiro presents 21 recipes with lots of eggs and sweetness to honor the African goddess of beauty, love and fertility: 17 of them are her own, accompanied by two other recipes of each invited Chef.
“Priesthood Secrets”, by Alan Barbieri
288 pages, paperback | ISBN 9786580637003 | R$53,00
The spirituality of Umbanda can be developed in several ways, but one thing is certain: the Temple is the ideal place to learn and develop the practice of mediumship. But, after all ... How to open and prepare an Umbanda Temple? In what way do you know whether or not the medium has a priestly mission? What are the fundamentals necessary to the physical space that will accommodate the mediums? What challenges will a priest encounter on the way and how to deal with each one? How to financially maintain a Temple? And, as important as that: what is the desired posture, behavior, and profile of a Priest to lead his community? After more than 20 years of deep experience at Umbanda, Alan Barbieri - Umbanda's biggest youtuber in Brazil and author of the bestselling The Wisdom of Umbanda - opens the doors of Tempo Escola Casa de Lei to answer these and other fundamental questions in Priesthood Secrets.
“Warrior Gods”, by Lucas Espírito Santo
176 pages, paperback | ISBN 9788590624073 | R$39,50
Warrior Gods, the younr readers release of Arole Cultural, is the debut of The Origin of the Gods saga: a series of fiction books inspired by the traditional myths of the Orishas - the African Gods of Nature - telling since the beginning of the world on African lands until nowadays. In the first volume, Obatala and the Funfun Orishas give rise to the Earth and the African People, initiating a divine battle for the power of creation! To contain the fury of the Gods and restore order on Earth, the Iyabas Oshum, Yansan, and Yemaya lay their enchantments, but they will have to contend with Nanã, the Ancestral Mother, the dominion over love and the generation of life. In the midst of this great adventure, the warriors Eshu, Ogun and Oshossi take part in the battles to defend Obatala´s reign against the attacks of the Aiyê-Iku, evil spirits sent to destroy all the Creation. And now ... Who can contain the forces of the universe?
The final book of The Sacred Leaves trilogy is a manual to turn the life and small acts of routine into rituals full of power and enchantment. In addition, The Secret of Leaves teaches you tricks and tips on how to handle the herbs and sacred plants in your home, how to dry them the right way even on cold weather and humid days, how to protect your home from negative energies with small vases and plant arrangements.