Born in Boa Vista, Roraima, Eliakin Rufino is a poet, singer, writer, philosophy professor, cultural producer and journalist. It is one of the members of the Roraimeira movement – an Amazonian cultural expression considered by social scientists as one of the greatest exponents in the construction of Roraimense identity. Eliakin is an artist of the word. “There’s a lot of talk about the place of speech. I, besides a talking place, I have what to talk of the place. The Amazon is my home, my origin and of my ancestors. There is not yet a listening to the Amazon and we continue to live this attempt to continue to colonize it”.