My Father's Wives

By Jose Eduardo Agualusa

Translator: Daniel Hahn

Format: Multiple Formats

Celebrated Angolan musician Faustino Manso has just died, leaving seven wives and eighteen children scattered across southern Africa. His youngest daughter, Laurentina, arrives in Angola from her home in Portugal to trace the story of the father she never knew.

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"My Father's Wives" is the story of Laurentina's journey, but this fiction also runs in parallel with Jose Eduardo Agualusa's story of the novel's genesis, as writer and characters travel the southern African coast, from Angola, through Namibia and South Africa, to Mozambique, meeting extraordinary people and discovering Faustino's secret along the way. This novel heralds the rebirth of Africa, a continent afflicted by terrible problems but blessed with a talent for music, by the ever-renewed strength of its women and the secret power of ancient gods.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 12 Jun 2008
SKU 9781905147786-grouped
Number of Pages 382

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