My Father's Wives by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
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My Father's Wives
By Jose Eduardo Agualusa

My Father's Wives

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My Father's Wives by Jose Eduardo Agualusa

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In "My Father's Wives", reality and fiction run side by side, the former feeding into the latter. However, in the territories Jose Eduardo Agualusa crosses, fiction plays a part in reality too. The four characters in the novel which the author is writing as he travels accompany him from Luanda, the capital of Angola, to Benguela and Namibe. They cross the Namibian sands and their ghost towns, reaching Cape Town in South Africa. Then they continue on to Maputo, then Quelimane beside the Bon Sinais River, and thence to the Island of Mazambique. As they drift on, they cross landscapes that border dreams, landscapes from which - there and there - the strangest characters emerge. My Father's Wives is a novel about women, music and magic. These pages herald the rebirth of Africa, a continent afflicted by terrible problems but blessed with a talent for music, by the ever-renewed strength of its women and the secret power of ancient gods.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905147786
ISBN-10: 1905147783
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 382
Imprint: Arcadia Books
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A journalist - the autobiographical features are quite deliberate - 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 ferocity after rebel leader Jonas Savimbi and his UNITA movement refused to accept defeat in the country's first free and democratic elections.

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Author Biography - Jose Eduardo Agualusa

Jose Eduardo Agualusa was born in Huambo, 1960, and is one of the leading young literary voices from Angola, and from the Portuguese language, today. Arcadia was pleased to publish his Creole, awarded the Portuguese Grand Prize for Literature, as well as The Book of Chameleons, winner of the 2007 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Agualusa divides his time between Brazil, Angola, and Portugal.

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