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The Whistler

by Ondjaki

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Non ancora trentenne, l’eclettico autore angolano è davvero parte della nuova generazione di scrittori, che non concepisce più la letteratura come “dovere” civile, ma come fantasia, come invenzione. Qui siamo in un angolo di Africa immaginario; l’arrivo dell’uomo che fischia sconvolge, in maniera imprevedibile e vitalistica, questo borgo «con asini, con vecchi gentili, un prete, un lago, un matto…». ( )
  Pier-Maria | Sep 20, 2015 |
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From Angola, a country riddled with civil war and it’s aftereffects for the last 30 years, comes a surprising story of hope, passion, and magical realism from a groundbreaking, young African novelist. A young man arrives at the church of a small African village and starts whistling so beautifully that the priest is left in tears. As his weeklong stay continues, the whistler finds himself affected by the colorful inhabitants of the village as they all become bewitched and surrender to the moods of his melodies.

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