Down In The Ghetto
Goodman, Christopher T.
"Down In The Ghetto" is an account of my time living in the largest favela/slum in Brazil, written to fulfill the requirements of the M.A. in English with a concentration in creative nonfiction. I spent three months in 2002/2003 living in Rocinha, a favela skirting the edge of Rio de Janeiro. This piece is written as a memoir, brutally honest and rich in both character and scene. My goal with this piece is simply to entertain the reader. I did, however, toss in some statistics and background information on the formation of favelas in Brazil. Ultimately, though, it is a love story. It's the story of me, faults and all, getting caught up in the drug-fueled life of the gang-ruled slum. I lost myself for a while only to come out on top in the game of love--taking the best souvenir Brazil had to offer (my wife) with me.
Goodman, Christopher T.. (January 2013). Down In The Ghetto (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/1790.)
Goodman, Christopher T.. Down In The Ghetto. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2013. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/1790. October 25, 2020.
Goodman, Christopher T., “Down In The Ghetto” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2013).
Goodman, Christopher T.. Down In The Ghetto [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2013.
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