A powerful tale of love, loss and redemption in post-independence Mozambique
Twenty-five years after Mozambique’s revolution for independence, Abel Coelho returns to his country from his home in Lisbon to revisit the places where he spent his childhood. The war was over, the one-party regime had ceded to a multi- party system and the country was at peace. The result was this novel, which offers a little known side of post-colonial Mozambique and the civil war between the Frelimo regime and the Renamo resistance. The regime, international interests, Mozambican citizens and resistance fighters are the protagonists in this historical drama about a contested country.