“Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.” — Alice Hoffman
Selkie - Tori Amos Woods Darker Than Night - Cœur De Pirate Memory - Pill-Oh Simone - Goldfrapp You Know Where To Find Me (Instrumental) - Imogen Heap I Love My Harbour - Hundreds Celeste - Spooky Undertow - Ane Brun Sunlight Zone - Sophie Hutchings Grace - Kate Havnevik Nightstill - Pill-Oh Bubbles - Films Surrender (Piano Version) - Digital Daggers Ooooooo - Prisillica Ahn New World - The Irrepressibles Lightsick - Zola Jesus Hear Me - Dark Dark Dark The Waves Have Come - Chelsea Wolfe Cartography - Sara Jackson-Holman Wallflower - Agnes Obel
Antonio Olinto was an African Brazilian author, essayist, poet, literary critic, and translator, as well as a Brazilian diplomat in Lagos. His work included poetry, political analysis and children’s literature.
His most famous book, The Water House (originally published in Brazil in 1969 as A Casa de Agua) was translated from Portuguese into English by Dorothy Heapy in1985. Olinto explores the subject of slaves who return back to Africa once freed. The Water House covers seventy years in the life of a African-Brazilian family- beginning in1898 in Brazil and ends in 1968 in Lagos. It follows the story of Mariana (the great granddaughter of Catarina, a young girl sold to slave traders by her uncle, making the transatlantic journey from Lagos to Brazil at the age of 18). The book recounts Mariana’s story as she leaves her childhood behind in Brazil with her grandmother (now a free woman) and her mother (Catarina’s daugher Epifania) and comes of age in Lagos.