Pepetela





Pepetela

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born
in Benguela, Angola
January 01, 1941


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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 Angola's independence. Much of his writing deals with Angola's 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 Angola's earlier history in A Gloriosa Família and Lueji, and has expanded into s
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Average rating: 3.89 · 1,312 ratings · 83 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
O Planalto e a Estepe
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Mayombe
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1983 — 7 editions
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Predadores
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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A Geração da Utopia
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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A Montanha da Água Lilás
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Parábola do Cágado Velho
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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O quase fim do mundo
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Jaime Bunda E a Morte Do Am...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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A Gloriosa Família
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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“Trago em mim o inconciliável e é este o meu motor.”
Pepetela, Mayombe

“- Para ti todos os homens são maus? Só as crianças são boas?
- Sim.
- Então eu também sou maus?
- Não - disse Ngnunga- O camarada Professor é capaz de ser ainda um bocado criança, não sei.”
Pepetela, As Aventuras de Ngunga

“Se Ngunga está em todos nós, que esperamos então para o fazer crescer?
Como as árvores, como o massango e o milho, ele crescerá dentro de nós se o regarmos. Não com água do rio, mas com ações. Não com água do rio, mas com a que Uassamba em sonhos oferecia a Ngunga: a ternura.”
Pepetela, As Aventuras de Ngunga

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