Pepetela





Pepetela


Born
in Benguela, Angola
January 01, 1941


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: 3.9 · 2,251 ratings · 155 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
Mayombe

4.11 avg rating — 319 ratings — published 1983 — 12 editions
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O Planalto e a Estepe

3.92 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Predadores

4.05 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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A Geração da Utopia

4.14 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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O Quase Fim do Mundo

3.90 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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A Montanha da Água Lilás

3.66 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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3.73 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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Parábola do Cágado Velho

3.89 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Jaime Bunda e a Morte do Am...

3.87 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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As Aventuras de Ngunga

3.84 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1972 — 5 editions
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“Trago em mim o inconciliável e é este o meu motor.”
Pepetela, Mayombe

“A dor faz-nos cruéis, A dor muito prolongada faz-nos cruéis e indiferentes à crueldade, o que é ainda pior.”
Pepetela, O Planalto e a Estepe

“Penso, como ele, que a fronteira entre a verdade e a mentira é um caminho no deserto. Os homens dividem-se dos dois lados da fronteira. Quantos há que sabem onde se encontra esse caminho de areia no meio da areia?”
Pepetela, Mayombe

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