The Utopian Generation (Biblioasis International Translation #47) (Paperback)

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By Pepetela, David Brookshaw (Translator)
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A seminal novel of African decolonization available for the first time in English translation.

Lisbon, 1961. To escape surveillance by the dictatorship's secret police, African students meet at the Casa, a campus club, where they dream of the homelands they will free from colonialism. Following four young revolutionaries who dream of building an epic campaign for a liberated, socialist Angola, The Utopian Generation charts the intertwined destinies of Sara, an idealistic doctor; An bal, an intense intellectual; V tor, an aspiring political leader; and Malongo, a party-hopping soccer player. But when repression scatters them, they move from Europe to Africa, from idealism to disillusionment, from terror and battlefield violence to love, loss, grief, corruption, and cold-blooded calculation.

Vast in scope yet intricate and revealing in its insights into the psychological tensions of colonialism, The Utopian Generation is widely considered in the Portuguese-speaking world an essential novel of African decolonization--and is now available in English translation for the first time.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771965798
ISBN-10: 1771965797
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Biblioasis International Translation