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From Angola, a country riddled with civil war and it’s aftereffects for the last 30 years, comes a surprising story of hope, passion, and magical realism from a groundbreaking, young African novelist. A young man arrives at the church of a small African village and starts whistling so beautifully that the priest is left in tears. As his weeklong stay continues, the whistl
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Paperback, 117 pages
Published 2002 by CAMINHO
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Harry Rutherford
I have read several books recently that felt like a bit of a chore, so the first point to make about The Whistler is that it is gloriously short. With the help of generous amounts of white space the publishers have padded it out to 100 pages, but it’s probably more like 60 pages of actual text. I’m not a fan of short stories and I’m usually suspicious of very short novels, but this time I was in the mood for it: how nice to get a book finished in a couple of short sittings.

It’s about a man with...more
Craig
Ele cria uma atmosfera singular que enfoca bem no personagem titular e a beleza possível em audição. Gostava de procurar mais informação do simbolismo do livro porque acho-o deceptivamente simples.
Edite
"Nada, cansada, nada, nada consegue agarrar, agarra-se consecutivamente a nada. E nada, nada, sentindo a exisrência esvair-se, seus cabelos pesarem-lhe mais e mais. No afogado instante, acorda calma mas sem ar na respiração"


Obra lírica, de palavras inventadas entre o sonho e a realidade...
Maria Carmo
Gosto imenso deste escritor. Mas gosto ainda mais quando ele conta estórias de encantar com voz rente à terra, do que quando apenas faz jogos de palavras.

Mas é sempre um autor para ler.

O Assobiador é das histórias mais inesperadas e brilhantes; a poesia é murmurejadora de significados mas talvez um pouco cerebral na sua procura de palavras estranhas, embora musicais.
Maria Carmo
A prosa de Ondjaki envolve-nos como as liambas da floresta tropical, penetra-nos como o cheiro a sal da casa de Dissoxi, infiltra-se em nós como a hipnotizante música do Assobiador.
Excelente! Aler.

Maria Carmo

19 OUT 2011.
Adelaide
Este foi o meu primeiro contacto com a escrita de Ondjaki, a quem espero voltar. O estilo segue a criatividade das palavras abensonhadas de Mia Couto, que muito aprecio.
Pedro
Apr 10, 2009 Pedro marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Estou interessado em conhecer melhor Ondjaki! "Os da Minha Rua" encantou-me, este parece-me uma boa sugestão também.
Val
Sep 02, 2012 Val marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ndalu de Almeida (born 1977) is a writer from Angola, writing under the pen name Ondjaki. He lives in Luanda, the capital of the country, and has written poetry, children's books, short stories, novels, drama and film scripts.

Ondjaki studied sociology at the University of Lisbon, and wrote his graduation paper about Angolan writer Luandino Vieira. His literary debut came in 2002 with the novella O...more
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