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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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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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Autobiography of the Lower East Side : A Novel in Short Stories by Rashidah Ismaili EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
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"This well established poet makes a brilliant debut in fiction with these complex, poetically detailed, interrelated stories of Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA who converge and form an artistic community in the early 1960s in the most easterly regions of Alphabet City ." -David Henderson, author of 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky "Ismaili charts the lower East side just prior to the turbulent, revolutionary Sixties, when the influence of Leroi Jones and the Black Arts Movement signaled a cultural sea-change. Her characters persevere through desertion, loss, abandonment and betraya... continue

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Historical Dictionary of Benin by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, Samuel Decalo EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
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Benin is now perceived of as a model of democracy in Africa because it has successfully established a democratic political system based on consensus and regular and fair elections, and it continues to improve its electoral and parliamentary systems. Since its democracy it has taken important steps towards laying the foundation for the rule of law by establishing stable political institutions that can withstand the test of time. It has also engaged in an important legal, institutional, and regulatory reform to establish a more favorable environment for private initiative. The fourth edition of ... continue
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Snares Without End by Olympe Bhêly-Quénum EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Description:
A novel, also a philosophical tale in which destiny entraps the innocent protagonist and holds him fast. Some readers have found an affinity in it with Camus' notion of the absurd, while others have preferred to dwell on its evocation of country life in northern Dahomey and the importance of music in the farmers' daily life. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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As She Was Discovering Tigony by Olympe Bhely-Quenum EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
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Dorcas Keurléonan-Moricet is a brilliant white geophysicist posted on assignment in Africa. She falls in love with a young African man, Ségué n’Di, and enters into an extramarital affair with him. In her professional work, she discovers deposits of minerals of inestimable worth. Reading the current age of globalization and neoliberalism as one in which the riches of Africa are again being cynically exploited by multinational companies—including her own—Keurléonan-Moricet’s views and her life gradually change. As the popular resistance against the dictatorial regime in power grows, she comes to... continue
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Eté utú (cuentos de tradición oral) : del por qué en África las cosas son lo que son

Eté utú (cuentos de tradición oral) : del por qué en África las cosas son lo que son by Agnès Agboton ES

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
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Del continuo escarbar de las gallinas a la imposibilidad de que el sol y la luna convivan en el mismo cielo … Una selección de narraciones etiológicas africanas, por las que fluye un modo distinto de entender el mundo y la frágil espontaneidad de la tradición oral. Oscilando entre el África que la vio nacer y la Europa donde vive desde hace muchos años, Agnes Agboton tiende en sus libros (Na Miton. La mujer en los cuentos y leyendas africanas, 2004; Más allá del mar de arena, 2005 o Canciones del poblado y del exilio, 2006), cuent... continue

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Missing in Action and Presumed Dead : Poems by Rashidah Ismaili EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
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Poems that tell the pain of being enslaved and displaced

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Far and Beyon’ by Unity Dow EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
Description:
For Mara, mother of four, sole provider for her family, life has never been easy. In a community that relies upon traditional magic to cure AIDS, and blames bad luck upon a bewitching curse, women carry a heavy burden as the world changes around them. But in modern Botswana, the tensions are growing as more and more young people adopt white ways and challenge the heavily divided structure of African society. For Mara, it is her children's dismissal of all the ancient magicks that have held families together for generations; for her son Stan it is the opportunities represented by his white teac... continue
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Call and Response by Gothataone Moeng EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
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'A terrific collection' Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane and Love Marriage A Most Anticipated Title for Oprah Daily, Essence, BuzzFeed, The Millions and Brittle Paper Full of heart and humour, Gothataone Moeng's first collection, set between the rural village of Serowe and the thrumming capital city of Gaborone, captures a chorus of voices from a country in flux. Meet a young woman who has worn the same mourning clothes for almost a year, and a teenage girl who shies away from the room where her once vibrant aunt lies dying. Elsewhere, watch as a younger sister hides her romantic exploits from... continue