Angolan Writer José Luís Mendonça Releases New Book

Luanda — Right after five years of the launching of his first romance (O reino das Casuarinas), the writer José Luís Mendonça is due to release 19 December his new literary work entitled "Se os ministros morassem no Musseque", If the ministers lived in the Musseque."

It is a historical novel with two stories narrated in parallel. The self-digit narrator, Nkuku, who tells of his traumatic experience from the beginning of the liberation struggle in 1961 until 1987, and the story of the founding of a Kingdom in Luanda's Forest, whose population is composed of seven mentally handicapped (aka madmen) ruled by one woman, Queen Eutanasia.

According to the author, this book is a tribute to this kind of shadow that no one sees in time.

José Luís Mendonça considers that "the historical record that the work fixes is essential to counteract the bleaching of the past, elevating the victims and the anonymous man to heroes".

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