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Pepetela

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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: 4.02 · 6,146 ratings · 401 reviews · 35 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mayombe

4.22 avg rating — 1,994 ratings — published 1980 — 23 editions
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O Planalto e a Estepe

3.96 avg rating — 494 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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A Geração da Utopia

4.27 avg rating — 412 ratings10 editions
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A Montanha da Água Lilás

3.81 avg rating — 386 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Parábola do Cágado Velho

3.86 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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O Quase Fim do Mundo

3.92 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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3.78 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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Predadores

4.10 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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As Aventuras de Ngunga

3.92 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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Jaime Bunda e a Morte do Am...

3.91 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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“Trago em mim o inconciliável e é este o meu motor.”
Pepetela, Mayombe

“É isso o amor. Manter a ternura pelo mesmo homem, embora se deseje outros a momentos diferentes.”
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

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