Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret (Biblioasis International Translation)

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BY THE WINNER OF THE 2013 JOSÉ SARAMAGO PRIZE
AN AFRICA39/UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE 2014 TOP AFRICAN WRITER UNDER 40
A GUARDIAN TOP FIVE AFRICAN WRITER, 2012
WINNER OF THE GRINZANE PRIZE FOR BEST YOUNG WRITER, 2010


By the beaches of Luanda, the Soviets are building a grand mausoleum in honour of the Comrade President. Granmas are whispering: houses, they say, will be dexploded, and everyone will have to leave. With the help of his friends Charlita and Pi (whom everyone calls 3.14), and with assistance from Dr. Rafael KnockKnock, the Comrade Gas Jockey, the amorous Gudafterov, crazy Sea Foam, and a ghost, our young hero must decide exactly how much trouble he’s willing to face to keep his Granma safe in Bishop’s Beach.

Energetic and colourful, impish and playful, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret is a charming coming-of-age story from the next rising star in African literature.

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From the winner of the Jabuti Prize comes a charming novel about the mysteries of childhood. Who is the man they call Sea Foam, and why did he go crazy studying math? Why is Granma Nineteen consorting with Cubans? What exactly are the Russians building next door? Sparkling and lively, Granma Nineteen is a child's-eye view of Cold War Africa.

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Ondjaki was born in Luanda, Angola in 1977. He studied in Lisbon, Portugal and now lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ondjaki is the author of five novels, three short story collections and various books of poems and stories for children. He has also made a documentary film, "May Cherries Grow," about his native city. His books have been translated into eight languages and have earned him important literary prizes in Angola, Portugal and Brazil. In 2008 Ondjaki was awarded the Grinzane for Africa Prize in the category of Best Young Writer. In 2012, "The Guardian" named him one of its Top Five African Writers.
Stephen Henighan's books include "Lost Province: Adventures in a Moldovan Family, A Grave in the Air, The Streets of Winter" and "A Report on the Afterlife of Culture." A nominee for the Governor General of Canada's Literary Award, he teaches at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

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