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ISBN: 9780435912109 - The Return of the Water Spirit
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The Return of the Water Spirit

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ISBN: 9780435912109
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Heinemann

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'Convent morality's dead and gone. We're now living under a market economy'. In this way Carmina Evangelista, a member of Angola's ruling elite, justifies abandoning the socialist principles of her youth in favour of rampant capitalism.

While the war…





Whilst Pepetela's novel is set during the 1980s the novel begins 300 years earlier when a slave was beheaded for having relations with his master's daughter. This novel is a scathing critique of the Angolan ruling elite and their fall from socialist grace.