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Pepetela and the MPLA: The Ethical Evolution of a Revolutionary Writer

Pepetela and the MPLA: The Ethical Evolution of a Revolutionary Writer
  

In this wide-ranging study of Angola's most acclaimed author, Pepetela (b 1941), Phillip Rothwell interrogates a symbiotic and fraught relationship with the MPLA, the author's prescient critiques of the changes (and continuities) in Angola's political direction, and his ambiguous... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781781887219
Barcode 9781781887219
Published 29 April 2019 by Legenda
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rothwell, Phillip
Series Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures (part: 36)
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ISBN-13 9781781887219
ISBN-10 1781887217
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Legenda
Imprint Legenda
Publication Date 29 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rothwell, Phillip
Series Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures (part: 36)
Category Literary Studies: General
Area / Regional Studies
Politics & Government
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 190
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 503g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Angola's most acclaimed author, Pepetela (b. 1941), has been publishing fiction for over half a century. His work bears witness to the birth and monumental transformations of one of Africa's most resource-rich nations. A former guerrilla and member of the ruling MPLA (the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola), Pepetela writes in response to the anti-colonial struggle, national independence, a decades-long civil war, a Marxist-Leninist experiment and Angola's acquiescence to the trends of globalization. In this wide-ranging study, Phillip Rothwell interrogates Pepetela's symbiotic and fraught relationship with the MPLA, the author's prescient critiques of the changes (and continuities) in Angola's political direction, and his ambiguous compromises made as a writer and militant, faced with the unpalatable choices of the Revolution and the male chauvinism of the Marxist New Man. Phillip Rothwell is King John II Professor of Portuguese at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Peter's College.

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