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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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Pepetela

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…

 

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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.