COMING IN OCTOBER Internal conflict, longing, and passion are all at the center of Suneeta Peres da Costa’s Saudade. Focused on the daughter of a Goan immigrant family in 1960s Angola, Saudade cannot be described as simply a coming-of-age novel. Rather, Peres da Costa combines a young girl’s desire to find love, friendship, and belonging with the complexities of ethnic discrimination and her family’s involvement in Portugal’s colonial rule. The narrator wants connection to her life while fearing the death that surrounds her as war breaks apart the only land she knows, leading her to exile. Peres da Costa expertly brings the perspective of a young girl to a story of colonialism’s impact. Recommended by Nikita

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ISBN: 9781945492280
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Published: Transit Books - October 1st, 2019

A Goan immigrant family caught between their complicity in Portuguese rule and their own outsider status in Angola pre-independence.

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