A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of OblivionOn the eve of Angolan independence an agoraphobic woman named Ludo bricks herself into her apartment for 30 years, living off vegetables and the pigeons she lures in with diamonds, burning her furniture and books to stay alive and writing her story on the apartments walls Almost as if were

Another Day of Life

Another Day of LifeThis 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

Good Morning Comrades

Good Morning ComradesLuanda, 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

Os Transparentes

Os TransparentesOndjaki, 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

Mayombe

MayombePepetela s novel is a fascinating study of the tensions produced by racism, tribalism, and sexual morals.

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African SafariFollowing 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 new

The Whistler

The WhistlerFrom 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

As Mulheres do Meu Pai

As Mulheres do Meu PaiFaustino 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 Em As Mulheres do Meu Pai, realidade e fic o correm lado a lado, a primeira alimentando a segunda.

Rainy Season

Rainy SeasonA 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.

Jaime Bunda, Secret Agent: Story of Various Mysteries

Jaime Bunda, Secret Agent: Story of Various MysteriesSet in modern day Luanda, this satirical crime novel introduces readers to Jaime Bunda, an overweight, incompetent detective set on the trail of a murderer Through misstep and mistake, Bunda finds himself embroiled in crimes of passion and international criminal networks as he stumbles through

Nação Crioula

Nação CrioulaNa 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