Books set in Angola (12)


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A General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017 A finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 The brilliant new novel from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. On the eve of Angolan independence, Ludo bricks herself into her apartment, where she will remain for the next thirty years. She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy by writing her story on the walls of her home. The outside world slowly seeps into Ludo’s life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of a man fleeing his... continue

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A Practical Guide to Levitation : Stories by Jose Eduardo Agualusa EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
A luminous collection of dryly humorous stories that revel in the surreal and fantastic, from the pen of José Eduardo Agualusa, winner of the International Dublin Literary Award Perfect for readers of Haruki Murakami, Julio Cortázar, and Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift Vividly translated into English for the first time by long-time Agualusa collaborator Daniel Hahn, the jewel-like tales gathered in this collection are an exuberant celebration of story-telling in all its various forms. On the sands of Itamaracá, an old fisherman dreams of fish: shad in the morning, when the water’s smooth and s... continue

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Good morning comrades : a novel by Ondjaki EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
Luanda, Angola, 1990. Ndalu is a normal twelve-year old boy in an extraordinary time and place. Like his friends, he enjoys laughing at his teachers, avoiding homework and telling tall tales. But Ndalu's teachers are Cuban, his homework assignments include writing essays on the role of the workers and peasants, and the tall tales he and his friends tell are about a criminal gang called Empty Crate which specializes in attacking schools. Ndalu is mystified by the family servant, Comrade Antonio, who thinks that Angola worked better when it was a colony of Portugal, and by his Aunt Dada, who liv... continue


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La generación de la utopía by Artur Pestana ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
Toma de conciencia política, clandestinidad, exilio en Europa, guerra en el desierto, reconstrucción y reencuentros en Angola, el país liberado, son los pasos que marcan el trepidante ritmo de la novela, envolvente y al tiempo precisa, que sitúa la utopía como telón de fondo ante el que los personajes optarán, como en la vida misma, por las más dispares desde el compromiso, la entrega y la lucha, hasta el oportunismo, la traición y el olvido. Pepetela rescata de su memoria las mil caras de la lucha por la independencia de Angola va... continue

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LA REINA GINGA by Jose Eduardo Agualusa ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
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Disputada por flamencos y portugueses, reserva de diamantes y esclavos que se vendían en Brasil, el actual territorio de Angola tuvo en el siglo XVII una reina inolvidable y singularísima: Ginga. Guerrera decidida, gobernante lúcida y astuta, reconstruyó su reino varias veces, comandó ejércitos, negoció y batalló con las grandes potencias y con otros reyes africanos, tuvo una ardiente y voraz vida privada y hasta el final de sus días fue dueña de su destino. En esta novela extraordinaria, con una prosa brillante y luminos... continue

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La sociedad de los soñadores involuntarios by Jose Eduardo Agualusa ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
El periodista angoleño Daniel Benchimol sueña con gente que no conoce. Moira Fernandes, una artista visual mozambiqueña radicada en Ciudad del Cabo, escenifica y fotografía sus propios sueños. Hélio de Castro, un neurocientífico brasileño, los filma. Hossi Kaley, hotelero, ex guerrillero, con un pasado oscuro y violento, tiene una relación aún más extraña y misteriosa con los sueños. Los sueños unen a estos cuatro personajes en un país dominado por un régimen totalitario al borde de ... continue

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My Father's Wives by José Eduardo Agualusa EN

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Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
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"Celebrated Angolan musician Faustino Manso has just died, leaving seven wives and eighteen children scattered across southern Africa. His youngest daughter, Laurentina, arrives in Angola from her home in Portugal to trace the story of the father she never knew." "My Father's Wives is the story of Laurentina's journey, but this fiction also runs in parallel with Jose Eduardo Agualusa's story of the novel's genesis, as writer and characters travel the southern African coast, from Angola, through Namibia and South Africa, to Mozambique, meeting extraordinary people and discovering Faustino's sec... continue


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Saudade by Suneeta Peres Da Costa EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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A Goan immigrant family caught between their complicity in Portuguese rule and their own outsider status in Angola pre-independence.