By Ondjaki,Stephen Henighan
AN AFRICA39/UNESCO urban OF LITERATURE 2014 most sensible AFRICAN author below 40
A GUARDIAN most sensible 5 AFRICAN author, 2012
WINNER OF THE GRINZANE PRIZE FOR most sensible younger author, 2010
By the shores of Luanda, the Soviets are construction a grand mausoleum in honour of the Comrade President. Granmas are whispering: homes, they are saying, might be dexploded, and everybody should go away. With assistance from his buddies Charlita and Pi (whom all people calls 3.14), and with the aid of Dr. Rafael KnockKnock, the Comrade fuel Jockey, the amorous Gudafterov, loopy Sea Foam, and a ghost, our younger hero needs to make a decision precisely how a lot hassle he’s prepared to stand to maintain his Granma secure in Bishop’s Beach.
Energetic and vibrant, impish and playful, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret is an enthralling coming-of-age tale from the following emerging superstar in African literature.
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