In this depiction of the devastating history of a country tormented by 30 years of conflict, a journalist investigates the mysterious disappearance of Angolan poetess and historian Lidia do Carmo Ferreira, who vanished from Luanda as the civil war flared up with unprecedented ferocity when the rebel movement refused to accept defeat in the country's first democratic election. A fictive biography of Ferreira's life, this tangled mesh of fact and fiction uses the disillusionment of its two protagonists to re-create the disappointment of an entire nation in turmoil. A careful translation of one of the strongest writers in the Portuguese language today, this novel portrays
the agony of a country's struggle for independence.
About the Author:
José Eduardo Agualusa is the award-winning author of The Book of Chameleons, Creole, and My Father’s Wives.
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Arcadia Books; Tra edition (April 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906413207
- ISBN-13: 978-1906413200
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces