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The Conspiracy
José Eduardo Agualusa
Pays concerné : Angola
Edition : LeYa
Pays d’édition : Portugal
ISBN : 978-972-20-3677-1
Prix : 6.00

English

The first book of José Eduardo Agualusa, A Conjura (The Conspiracy), published in 1989, is a historical novel set in Angola in the period between 1880 and 1911. As in his later novel, A nação crioula (Creole Nation), Agualusa paints a fascinating portrait of a society marked by opposites, in which only those who adapt have a chance of succeeding. The necessary process of adaptation corresponds to that of creolization. By this Agualusa not only means mixing black and white, but above all, mixing different cultures, a theme on which this author, himself a Creole, focuses again and again in his subsequent works.

Português

« Entre 1880 e 1911, na velha cidade de S. Paulo da Assunção de Luanda, histórias se passaram que a História não guardou. Histórias de amores e de prodígios: rumores que persistem em antigas canções. Nessa época, de turbulentos sucessos e mudanças, quando nas ruas de Luanda se cruzavam as tipóias dos nobres senhores africanos com as quibucas de escravos e os degredados víndos do Reino se entranhavam pelos matos em busca de fortuna, nessa época todos os sonhos eram ainda possíveis. »