What's an ideal present for a newborn child? For Gerard van Oost and Oludara, that could be the most dangerous question of their lives, as they risk everything on a trip through the inhospitable Backlands of Brazil.
“Brazil’s body lies in America but its soul resides in Africa.”
– Antonio Vieira
Welcome to the official website of The Elephant and Macaw Banner!
Here you can learn all about Gerard van Oost and Oludara and their amazing adventures in sixteenth-century Colonial Brazil.