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Luuanda These three stories are set in the slums of Angola s capital, Luanda, during the s and s Originally published in Portuguese, this book won the Writers Society s Grand Prize for Fiction in [PDF / Epub] ☉ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Luanda ★ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector PDF / Epub ✪ Author Delores Fossen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk during the s and s Originally published in Portuguese ➥ [Epub] ➟ Kholodovs Last Mistress By Kate Hewitt ➯ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk this book won the Writers Society s Grand Prize for Fiction in A nice surprise after a hard start Certainly, the book is a classic of Angolan literature, but it picks up slowly Before I was halfway through it, I thought I might give up the read at any moment One reason is the language the author, writing from a prison of the dreaded PIDE Salazar s regime s frightening security police is creating the literary language of a future new nation The Portuguese used is, then, very African In the first half of the book I had to look up constantly the gloss A nice surprise after a hard start Certainly, the book is a classic of Angolan literature, but it picks up slowly Before I was halfway through it, I thought I might give up the read at any moment One reason is the language the author, writing from a prison of the dreaded PIDE Salazar s regime s frightening security police is creating the literary language of a future new nation The Portuguese used is, then, very African In the first half of the book I had to look up constantly the glossary at the final pages Only bit by bit I started getting used to that vocabulary The language is African not just for the peculiar vocabulary but also for the morphology and some syntax The least of all are syncopated words brigado for obrigado , cabou for acabouOther features of that creolized Portuguese include the use of the pronoun voc with verbs used in the second person, the elision of connective words such as que , de and, above all, the use of whole sentences in the Quimbundo language.Another reason why the read is not easy is the crude poverty described in the three short stories that make up this read The anti heroes depicted along the book are always very humble people The first story is a detailed portrait of an old woman and her grandson facing severe hunger The second story is told from a prison, though you feel it outside , since you hear from the protagonists an account of the reasons that led them to jail And the third story was, in my opinion, the best That one is when the book has really picked up It describes, in over 30 pages, a discussion for the possession of an egg The hen belongs to an old lady, but it has laid the egg in the barrack s yard of a neighbor How can the author keep your interest in an egg for so long Well, I will not spoil your read that s something you ll have to find out for yourself This is one of the hardest book I ve read so far this year Although quite small, only 3 short stories, but long The author was imprisoned at the time of writing and he had the luxury of time and interrogate the sociopolitical situation in Luanda at that time.All the stories are a reflection of the abject poverty, the decay and rot which the residents found themselves trudging through on a daily basis in order to survive There were humorous bits which lifted the desolation in the stories but p This is one of the hardest book I ve read so far this year Although quite small, only 3 short stories, but long The author was imprisoned at the time of writing and he had the luxury of time and interrogate the sociopolitical situation in Luanda at that time.All the stories are a reflection of the abject poverty, the decay and rot which the residents found themselves trudging through on a daily basis in order to survive There were humorous bits which lifted the desolation in the stories but poverty was palpable.Youth unemployment was rife evident in the first story where a young man, who once found and paid from a piece job, immediately went and bought new clothes to impress a girl while there was nothing to eat at home The second story is told, in very lengthy terms, by a man who was jailed for petty theft In this story a vivid picture is painted of the minutiae things a people with nothing to look forward to do A very descriptive depiction of the circumstances which led to the narrator s arrest The third story is very metaphorical A whole story on a thing A thing so vulnerable but yet held so much strength.The author vacillated amongst 3 languages There is a glossary, which I discovered only at the end of my reading, a reflection of even if I wasn t familiar with the other 2 languages, their essence were not lost to me.A very good introduction to stories out of Luanda in the 40 s and 50 s but they could ve been set today, for nothing much has changed Para quem n o for fluente na l ngua, nem sempre f cil seguir a leitura do livro, tantas s o as palavras e express es em kimbundu Mas, uma vez entrado no esp rito espec fico de cada um dos contos, torna se bastante agrad vel.

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