By Night the Mountain Burns
by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
Publication Date: Nov 04, 2014
List Price: $15.95 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 288
Imprint: And Other Stories Publishing
Publisher: And Other Stories Publishing
Parent Company: And Other Stories Publishing
This novel tells of childhood on a remote island off the west African coast. Superstition dominates in dark times and the hard-pressed islanders sacrifice their possessions to the enraged ocean. What of their lives will they save?Both lyrical and unsparingly truthful, this novel draws on oral storytelling to illuminate a little-known corner of Africa.Juan Tom s vila Laurel was born in 1966 in Equatorial Guinea. By Night the Mountain Burns is based on his memories of growing up on the remote Annob n Island. He made headlines in 2011 by embarking on a hunger strike in an anti-government protest.
- Fiction / Cultural Heritage
- Fiction / Literary
- Fiction / Native American & Aboriginal
- Fiction / Political
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