Writings of the general word's body

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ondjaki's 'The Whistler'

"The Whistler is a spellbinding, irreverent and hilarious masterpiece from Angola. The Whistler, is a triumph of joy over adversity in a country ravaged by sorrow.It offers a vision of hope and humanity to a people suffering the painful after-effects of the civil war that traumatised the author’s homeland."

Angolan writer Ondjaki launches his first novel, The Whistler, in London on 19 February. Translated from the original Portuguese by Richard Bartlett, The Whistler is Ondjaki's first novel. David Brookshaw of the University of Bristol's Portuguese department will discuss the writer and the work at the launch.

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
London N1 9DX
Time & Date
6pm - Tuesday 19 February
The event is FREE

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