The Utopian Generation (Biblioasis International Translation #47) (Paperback)

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By Pepetela, David Brookshaw (Translator)


A seminal novel of African decolonization available for the first time in English translation.

Lisbon 1961. Aware that the secret police are watching them, four young Angolans discuss their plans for a utopian homeland free from Portuguese rule. When war breaks out, they flee to France and must decide whether they will return home to join the fight. Two remain in exile and two return to Angola to become guerilla fighters, barely escaping capture over the course of the brutal fourteen-year war. Reunited in the capital of Luanda, the old friends face independence with their confidence shaken and struggle to build a new society free of the corruption and violence of colonial rule.

Pepetela, a former revolutionary guerilla fighter and Angolan government minister, is the author of more than twenty novels that have won prizes in Africa, Europe, and South America. The Utopian Generation is widely considered in the Portuguese-speaking world an essential novel of African decolonization--and is now available in English translation for the first time.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771965798
ISBN-10: 1771965797
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Biblioasis International Translation