Good morning comrades : a novel / Ondjaki ; translated from the Portuguese by Stephen Henighan
- Ondjaki, 1977-
- [Emeryville, Ont.] : Biblioasis, 
- Copyright Date:
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- 120 pages : portraits ; 23 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Henighan, Stephen, 1960- and Wells, Daniel
- Language Note:
- Translated from the Portuguese.
- "Luanda, Angola, 1990. Ndalu is a normal twelve-year-old boy in an extraordinary time and place. Like his friends, he enjoys laughing at his teachers, avoiding homework, and telling tall tales. But Ndalu's teachers are Cuban, his homework assignments include writing essays on the role of workers and peasants, and the tall tales he and his friends tell are about a criminal gang called Empty Crate which specializes in attacking schools." "Ndalu is mystified by the family servant, Comrade Antonio, who thinks that Angola worked better when it was a colony of Portugal, and by his Aunt Dada, who lives in Portugal and doesn't know what a ration card is. Good Morning Comrades tells the story of a group of friends who create a perfect childhood in a revolutionary socialist country fighting a bitter war. But the world is changing around these children, and like all childhoods, Ndalu's cannot last."--Back cover.
- Translation of Bom dias comarades.
Edited by Daniel Wells.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the LeClaire (Lee) B. Watts Endowment; 2017
- Endowment Note:
- LeClaire (Lee) B. Watts Endowment
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