Pleasant reading but I don t feel I will remember it for a long time Based on the reviews I read I was expecting feelings apart from a good read What a brilliant work Please world ay attention to this author She deserves international acclaimThe story is culturally and historically fascinating The The Catechism of the Council of Trent prose in translation is fastaced startling innovative The characters who you come to really care about nonetheless have real to life flaws like racist beliefs of disloyalty to family I was 11 when the carnation revolution happened on the 25th April 1974 The revolution brought an end Portugal s colonial empire and with that thousands of City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York people moved back from the African colonies to the Motherland Three of my father s siblings had migrated to Angola to escape from theoverty that existed in The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 post war Portugal In 1974 it was clear that they would have to leave Some made the transition back to Portugal better than others This book is about the family of returnees seen through the eyes of a 15 years boy called Rui Starting with their last day in Africa and ending one year later after they have lived in a hotel room in Estoril full ofeople who had no where else to go The books starts with the terrifying last day during which the father is taken away by local militia They escape to the airport with half a suitcase each and land in Lisbon the capital of the Motherland they had read about in books The story depicts what life was like for the returnees in a country that was struggling to come to terms with it s ost revolutionary future There are a number of characters staying at the hotel Rui in the absence of hsi father becomes the head of the household supporting his mother with her mental health orblems and keeping an eye out for his sister New friendships develop Rui dreams of a future in America whilst wondering if his father is alive This is not an easy read but for me it was one that made me reflect on what was a very difficult time for so many of my family This book gives us an hint about colonization and decolonization of PALOP African countries and the different erspectives of it Not an historical book but makes you rethink of a big art of Portuguese recent history Interesting book and easy to read It des. 1975 Luanda A descolonização instiga ódios e guerrasOs brancos debandam e em Davids Sling poucos meses chegam a Portugal mais de meio milhão deessoas O rocesso revolucionário está no seu auge e os retornados são recebidos com desconfiança
Cribes what my arents never told me about coming back from Africa their silence is described here The book is extremely well written it s compulsive and you should not miss it specially if your Learner Strategies in Language Learning parents and grandparents also escaped from a war A very good book about something that has been very seldom written about the return of half a millioneople from the Portuguese colonies in 1975 I remember very well the returnees for whom I felt at the time sympathy and solidarity also because having just returned myself from 2 years in Cape Vert I was a little acuainted with the kind of life they had left behind and because they seemed to me different from the boring famil Magnificent writer with magnificent stories to tell If there were books translated from Portuguese to my language or English I would read them because I m already a fanThere s nothing like stumbling upon a flawless Dangerously Placed prose it s like a river and you keep swimming through it And keep getting and emotionally involved without even noticing Caring for characters and stealing every free moment of your time to get back to them means you re dealing with an extraordinary writer who knows how to capture not only your thoughts but your emotions as well Thisarticular subject of fleeing one s home rings so familiar especially with the Just Destiny present global situation and thousands of families being trapped in the midst of war chaos And Dulce Maria got this so right finding a way not only to tell the story about exodus but also to capture the little moments the life of thingslants and animals left behind These are big stories and should be treated with attention It would be a five star novel for me but Dulce Maria chose a bit strange teenage boy narrative and it didn t always work uite well for me It would be much better if the story was written from his sister s Paradise Run perspective It would be credible I guess An excellent book about a timeplace in history that I knew nothing about The book is devoid of dialogue and is instead ruminations in a young man s mind I wouldrefer dialogue It took me a while to get into this book and the writing style but it was the story that eventually made this about a 35 readThe story is narrated by a 15 year old boy who has grown up in Angola. Hostilidade Muitos não têm ara onde ir nem do ue viver Rui tem uinze anos e é um deles1975 LisboaDurante mais de um ano Rui e a família vivem num uarto de um hotel de 5 estrelas a abarrotar de retornados um improvável urgatório.
As art of the Portuguese colonial class In 1975 the Salazar regime collapses and so does ortugals colonial empire as any whites are risk of death if they do not escape to the homeland The boy witnesses his father being taken by Angolan men who bundle him into carIn Portugal he is Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen placed with his mother and sister in a hotel with other refugees and the book becomes the story of how a 15 yr old grows up in that situation with his normal teenager obsessions but the background of his worries and guilt about his family and father in an unsympathetic country which should feel like home that dislocation is well drawnAn interesting read if not a difficult narrative style but if you like translated fiction and interesting stories from different times andlaces I would recommend It s been a long time since I last read a book from a new for me Portuguese writer This came highly recommended so unsurprisingly I really enjoyed itThis is about the return in 1975 of Portuguese The Book of Mordred people this was allowed mostly only to the white ones to Portugal mainland when the former African colonies were on the verge to become independent Back then theopulation in Portugal increased about 10% in a very short Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide period of time and many of these had been born in Africa or did not have rootsfamily ties in Portugal any The return to a country that had just been through a revolution and was still dealing with aolitical turmoil was less than welcomed and was another happening that the Portuguese society had to adjust back thenOf course I knew about this situation from recent Portuguese history since I ve met Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert people who lived through this However I d never really understood how this had happened and how difficult it was for theseeople They had to leave everything behind as they started fearing for their own lives but arrived in a new Hidden Boundaries place with only a suitcase and somehow tried to manage to reshape their lives in new schools finding new jobs looking for alace to liveI ve learned a lot about this troubed eriod while reading the book and could confirm that my friends recommendations do not fail However this is not always an easy book to read and at times I had a very small and in ain heartLooking forward to having the chance to read from Dulc. Sem salvação garantida ue se degrada de dia Gods Callgirl para dia A adolescência torna se uma espera assustadaela idade adulta aprender o desespero e a raiva reaprender o amor inventar a esperançaÁfrica sempre resente mas cada vez mais long.
Dulce Maria Cardoso nasceu em Trás os Montes em 1964 na mesma cama onde haviam nascido a mãe e a avó Tem pena de não se lembrar da viagem no Vera Cruz para Angola Da infância guarda a sombra generosa de uma mangueira ue existia no uintal o mar e o espaço ue lhe moldou a alma Regressou a Portugal na ponte aérea de 1975 Licenciou se em Direito pela Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa escrev