Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, kEn through a revolution and was still dealing with a political turmoil was less than welcomed and was another happening that the Portuguese society had to adjust back thenOf course Inew about this situation from recent Portuguese history since I ve met people who lived through this However I d never really understood how this had happened and how difficult it was for these people They had
leave everything as they started fearing for their own lives but arrived in a new place with only a suitcase and somehow tried to manage to reshape their lives in new schools finding newto leave everything
jobs looking for a place to liveI ve learned a lot about thislooking for a place to liveI ve learned a lot about this period while reading the book and could confirm that my friends recommendations do not fail However this is not always an easy book to read and at times I had a very small and in pain heartLooking forward to having the chance to read from Dulce It took me a while to get into this book and the writing style but it was the story that eventually made this about a 35 readThe story is narrated by a 15 year old boy who has grown up in Angola as part of the Portuguese colonial class In 1975 the Salazar regime collapses and so does portugals colonial empire as any whites are risk of death if they do not escape to the homeland The boy witnesses his father being taken by Angolan men who bundle him into carIn Portugal he is placed with his mother and sister in a hotel with other refugees and the book becomes the story of how a 15 yr old grows up in that situation with his normal teenager obsessions but the background of his worries and guilt about his family and father in an unsympathetic country which should feel like home that dislocation is well drawnAn interesting read if not a difficult narrative style but if you like translated fiction and interesting stories from different times and places I would recommend An excellent book about a timeplace in history that I new nothing about The book is devoid of dialogue and is instead ruminations in a young man s mind I would prefer dialogue Magnificent writer with magnificent stories to tell If there were books translated from Portuguese to my language or English I would read them because I m already a fanThere s nothing like stumbling English I would read them because I m already a fanThere s nothing like stumbling a flawless prose it s like a river and you eep swimming through it And eep getting and emotionally involved without even noticing Caring for characters and stealing every free moment of your time to get back to them means you re dealing with an extraordinary writer who nows how to capt. Hostilidade Muitos não têm para onde ir nem do ue viver Rui tem uinze anos e é um deles1975 LisboaDurante mais de um ano Rui e a família vivem num uarto de um hotel de 5 estrelas a abarrotar de retornados um improvável purgatório. I was 11 when the carnation revolution happened on the 25th April 1974 The revolution brought an end Portugal s colonial empire and with that thousands of people moved back from the African colonies to the Motherland Three of my father s siblings had migrated to Angola to escape from the poverty that existed in post war Portugal In 1974 it was clear that they would have to leave Some made the transition back to Portugal better than others This book is about the family of returnees seen through the eyes of a 15 years boy called Rui Starting with their last day in Africa
And Ending One Year Laterending one year later they have lived in a hotel room in Estoril full of people who had no where else to go The books starts with the terrifying last day during which the father is taken away by local militia They escape to the airport with half a suitcase each and land in Lisbon the capital of the Motherland they had read about in books The story depicts what life was like for the returnees in a country that was struggling to come to terms with it s post revolutionary future There are a number of characters staying at the hotel Rui in the absence of hsi father becomes the head of the household supporting his mother with her mental health porblems and eeping an eye out for his sister New friendships develop Rui dreams of a future in America whilst wondering if
his father is alive This is not an easy read but for me it was one that made mefather is alive This is not an easy read but for me it was one that made me on what was a very difficult time for so many of my family What a brilliant work Please world pay attention to this author She deserves international acclaimThe story is culturally and historically fascinating The prose in translation is fast paced startling innovative The characters who you come to really care about nonetheless have real to life flaws like racist beliefs of disloyalty to family Pleasant reading but I don t feel I will remember it for a long time Based on the reviews I read I was expecting feelings apart from a good read It s been a long time since I last read a book from a new for me Portuguese writer This came highly recommended so unsurprisingly I really enjoyed itThis is about the return in 1975 so unsurprisingly I really enjoyed itThis is about the return in 1975 Portuguese people this was allowed mostly only to the white ones to Portugal mainland when the former African colonies were on the verge to become independent Back then the population in Portugal increased about 10% in a very short period of time and many of these had been born in Africa or did not have rootsfamily ties in Portugal any The return to a country that had just be. 1975 Luanda A descolonização instiga ódios e guerrasOs brancos debandam e em poucos meses chegam a Portugal mais de meio milhão de pessoas O processo revolucionário está no seu auge e os retornados são recebidos com desconfiança .
Ure not only your thoughts but your emotions as well This particular subject of fleeing one s home rings so familiar especially with the present global situation and thousands of families being trapped
in the midst of war chaos And Dulce Maria got this so right finding a waythe midst of war chaos And Dulce Maria got this so right finding a way only to tell the story about exodus but also to capture the little moments the life of things plants and animals left behind These are big stories and should be treated with attention It would be a five star novel for me but Dulce Maria chose a bit strange teenage boy narrative and it didn t always work uite well for me It would be much better if the story was written from his sister s perspective It would be credible I guess A very good book about something that has been very seldom written about the return of half a million people from the Portuguese colonies in 1975 I remember very well the returnees for whom I felt at the time sympathy and solidarity also because having just returned myself from 2 years in Cape Vert I was a little acuainted with the ind of life they had left behind and because they seemed to me different from the boring familiar people of the metropolis with different experiences and freer s I had several good friends among them at the time later I understood they were not exotic or special just people who got caught in the conseuences of a misguided policy and who tried to cope how they could and that the apparent specialness was mostly bragging to feel like they were compensating for what they had lost And that s why I liked this book so much I think it expresses extremely well the situation how they were and what they went through not using the pretence to glamour like so many of them did and in that way being so much true to how it really was It is also an excellent depiction
Of The Atmosphere Of The Times Thethe atmosphere of the times the period with its absurdities that seem so strange now All in all a very strong narrative and I hope people would write about this period that is being forgotten without ever having been duly analysed It describes what my parents never told me about coming back from Africa their silence is described here The book is extremely well written it s compulsive and you should not miss it specially if your parents and grandparents also escaped from a war This book gives us an hint about colonization and decolonization of PALOP African countries and the different perspectives of it Not an historical book but makes you rethink of a big part of Portuguese recent history Interesting book and easy to rea. Sem salvação garantida ue se degrada de dia para dia A adolescência torna se uma espera assustada pela idade adulta aprender o desespero e a raiva reaprender o amor inventar a esperançaÁfrica sempre presente mas cada vez mais long.