Maria Thereza Alves

 
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This is not an Apricot, 2009

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In a market in Manaus in the Amazon, Alves asked a fruit marker seller the names of the fruits in his stand. They were round - all very different and each time he said they were apricots. And none of them were. They were all indigenous fruits and he had no idea what they might be called.

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