Contos da morte Pepetela


Published: May 2008


96 pages


Contos da morte  by  Pepetela

Contos da morte by Pepetela
May 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 96 pages | ISBN: | 7.75 Mb

Artur Carlos Maurício Pestana dos Santos is a major Angolan writer of fiction. He writes under the name Pepetela.A white Angolan, Pepetela fought as a member of the MPLA in the long guerrilla war for Angolas independence. Much of his writing deals with Angolas political history in the 20th century. Mayombe, for example, is a novel that portrays the lives of a group of MPLA guerrillas who are involved in the anti-colonial struggle, Yaka follows the lives of members of a white settler family in the coastal town of Benguela, and A Geração da Utopia reveals the disillusionment of young Angolans during the post-independence period.

Pepetela has also written about Angolas earlier history in A Gloriosa Família and Lueji, and has expanded into satire with his series of Jaime Bunda novels. His most recent works include Predadores, a scathing critique of Angolas ruling classes, O Quase Fim do Mundo, a post-apocalyptic allegory, and O Planalto e a Estepe, a look at Angolas history and connections with other former communist nations.

Pepetela won the Camões Prize, the worlds highest honour for Lusophone literature, in 1997. Pepetela is a Kimbundu word that means eyelash, as does pestana in Portuguese. The author received this nickname during his time fighting with the MPLA.

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