This quarter, I am reading two books: Rainha Ginga by Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa and Passageiro Frequente by Mozambican writer Mia Couto.
Rainha Ginga tells us the story of the fantastic life of Dona Ana de Sousa (1583-1663), known as Rainha Ginga or Queen Nzinga, a 17th-century queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola. It is a story full of fights and love involving Portugal and Angola.
Both of these books are rich in local history and stories and enable readers to capture so much of these so very different cultures which are full of life.
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