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Fire: Six Writers from Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde

Donald Burness
ISBN: 978-0-91447-851-5
1977/148 pages


Because of, and at times in spite of, the distinct quality of Portuguese colonial policy, an original and vibrant lusophone literature exists today in Africa. Burness introduces the too-little- known work of Angola’s Luandino Viera, Agostinho Neto, Geraldo Bessa Victor, and Mario Antonio, Cape Verde’s Baltasar Lopes, and Mozambique’s Luis Bernardo Honwana.


Donald Burness is coordinator of the English Program at Franklin Pierce College. Two of his books, A Horse of White Clouds and Echoes of the Sunbird, have won Kwanzaa awards from the Africa Network.