The narrator of this novel is a rather charming lizard He lives on Felix Ventura s living room wall, Felix, the lizard s friend and hero of the story, is a man who sells pasts if you don t like yours, he can come up with an new one for you, a new past full of better memories, with a complete li
This is a very personal book, about being alone and lost In 1975 Kapuscinski s employers sent him to Angola to cover the civil war that had broken out after independence For months he watched as Luanda and then the rest of the country collapsed into a civil war that was in the author s words sl
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 a
Ondjaki, o escritor angolano j bem conhecido do p blico por obras como o assobiador 2002 , quantas madrugadas tem a noite 2004 , os da minha rua 2007 , Av Dezanove e o segredo do sovi tico 2008 , entre outros t tulos, sempre colocou Angola, e em particular Luanda, de onde natural, no centro d
Pepetela s novel is a fascinating study of the tensions produced by racism, tribalism, and sexual morals.
Following the success of the acclaimed Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of the world s most celebrated travel writer Happy again, back in the kingdom of light, writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a ne
From Angola, a country riddled with civil war and its aftereffects for the last 30 years, comes a surprising story of hope, passion, and magical realism from a groundbreaking, young African novelist A young man arrives at the church of a small African village and starts whistling so beautifully tha
O romance de Jos Eduardo Agualusa conta a vida fant stica de Dona Ana de Sousa, a Rainha Ginga 1583 1663 , cujo t tulo real em quimbundo, Ngola , deu origem ao nome portugu s para aquela regi o de frica n a hist ria de uma rela o de amor e de combate permanente entre Angola e Portugal, narrada
Faustino Manso, famoso compositor angolano, deixou ao morrer sete vi vas e dezoito filhos A filha mais nova, Laurentina, realizadora de cinema tenta reconstruir a atribulada vida do falecido m sico nEm As Mulheres do Meu Pai, realidade e fic o correm lado a lado, a primeira alimentando a segunda.
1975 Luanda A descoloniza o instiga dios e guerras n nOs brancos debandam e em poucos meses chegam a Portugal mais de meio milh o de pessoas O processo revolucion rio est no seu auge e os retornados s o recebidos com desconfian a e hostilidade Muitos n o t m para onde ir nem do que viver Rui t
Na o Crioula conta a hist ria de um amor secreto a misteriosa liga o entre o aventureiro portugu s Carlos Fradique Mendes cuja correspond ncia E a de Queiroz recolheu e Ana Ol mpia Vaz de Caminha, que, tendo nascido escrava, foi uma das pessoas mais ricas e poderosas de Angola Nos fins do s
A journalist is trying to find out what happened to Lidia, who disappeared in Luanda in 1992 a point in time when the civil war flared up again with unprecedented ferocity The story tells of the disappointment of the two protagonists, which represents the disappointment of a whole nation.
In 1595, Nzingha is the strong, intelligent daughter of the Ngola leader of the Mbundu people of Ndongo in modern day Angola , loyal to her people and willing to fight for them Unfortunately, because she is a girl, her brother is the favored child, in training to become the next Ngola, even thou
A coming of age story set in Angola in the period leading up to the colony s independence, Saudade focuses on a Goan immigrant family caught between complicity in Portuguese rule, and their dependence on the Angolans who are their servants The title saudade means melancholy in Portuguese speaks