With aims of preserving the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of those countries in which it operates, Odebrecht has established partnerships with publishers, universities, class entities and government agencies. Such work makes it possible to promote important projects in the area. Developed by scholars, the works address a range of different topics, but share the common trait of proposing a reflection about the past, present and future of different social segments.
Unpredictable in all senses, Triéquis, by Djalma Jacobina Neto, surprises with its title – a neologism with a meaning that is only revealed at the end of this author’s first book, published in 2003. The care taken in the construction of its characters and the narrative pace of the adventure - which grabs hold of the reader from the very first page - are equally surprising. Just as surprising is the uncommon and successful mixture of prose and poetry that the author tests out in this work.
Published in 2002 by the Jorge Amado Home Foundation and organized by Carlos Ribeiro, Com a Palavra o Escritor is the book record of the testimonials of 21 writers. The group participated in the event by the same name which, since 1994, has gathered authors and readers for debates on literature. The work also features a bibliography of the contributing authors.
Protagonismo Juvenil - Adolescência, Educação e Participação Democrática was designed to reveal those who deal with the personal and social development of youth. The publication, by Antonio Carlos Gomes da Costa and Maria Adenil Vieira, is the result of 12 years of Odebrecht Foundation activities.
Launched in 2006, the book offers a set of concepts and practices that bring new paradigms to education, with youth as the central actors.
To illustrate this reality, the publication features the work of authors, complementary readings, reports of experiences of youth engagement and initiatives focused on this reality, in addition to testimonials by the youth involved with these projects and practices.