Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares (PDF)

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Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares review ✓ 104 It is 1905 and Luis Bernardo Valenca a thirty seven year old bachelor and owner of a small shipping company is revelling in Lisbon’s grand and luxurious high society But his life is turned upside down when King Dom Carl. I was motivated to read this novel for an upcoming trip I am doing this Summer to Sao Tome It was recommended in my Bradt Guide to Sao Tome Principe and this is one of the two novels available in English set in this African country I am very glad I read it for there is little information available about this country other than the basics offered by geography and history booksLuis Bernardo Valenca is a Portuguese hedonist man living in Lisbon at the beginning of the 1900 s David Jameson and his wife Ann are a British passionate couple living in India When the British accuse Portugal of keeping slavery in Sao Tome Principe King Dom Carlos of Portugal asks Luis Bernardo to become the governor of this Portuguese colony His mission is to prove to David Jameson sent to Sao Tome as a British council that the Angolan workers in Sao Tome Principe are being treated as any other Portuguese citizens However will Luis Bernardo accomplish convincing the British council of this Will Luis Bernardo s ideas about colonialism fit in within the local community of Portuguese cocoa planters Will Luis Bernardo be able to abandon his comfortable life of pleasures in Lisbon and settle down in a backwater African colony This is Euator and while most of the time this is a gripping novel there a few elements that made me give it four stars instead of five1 At times it switches from fiction to non fiction very easily This sometimes made me feel I was reading a text book about history and not a historical novel I wish the author had been subtle with this It was always interesting to read about it and it gave historical context to understand why things were happening but it made the plot stop in order to make room for the history classes However this did not happen often but when it did I could not help wondering what had happened to the plot2 The author is skilled at giving you a sense of place but sometimes he fails There are many beautiful passages specially those about loneliness and those about Sao Tome among others but other times he is good at just listing and numbering Mentioning names of places and names of objects without descriptions does not give a sense of place and for me reading lists is pointless and easy to forget However like I said when he describes rather than just name he is good at it and those descriptions have stayed within me even after I read the novel3 I wish the author had had confidence in the readers at remembering things Whenever he mentioned something he had previously talked about he felt he needed to give you a brief summary of the issue again and this became annoying at times because I felt I was reading about some issues even than twice This also had me reading very long sentences which lost sense by the time I finish reading themHowever all in all this is great novel Reading about Sao Tome Principe Portugal and India was always interesting and the twists and turns of the plot kept me intrigued as to what was going to happen next all the time Another great historical novel this time about the Portuguese colony of Goa I can recommend is Lino Leitao s The Gift of the Holy Cross

Summary Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares

Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares

Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares review ✓ 104 Os invites him to become governor of Portugal’s smallest colony the island of São Tomé e Principe Luis Bernardo is ill prepared for the challenges of plantation life – used to a softer urban existence he is shocked. Euator began promisingly introducing Luis Bernardo Valenca the owner of a small Portuguese shipping company who in 1905 is himself unwillingly shipped off to the other side of the globe to be governor of the tiny cocoa producing colony of Sao Tome e Principe Luis has been tasked by the king of Portugal with persuading the Portuguese colonists on the island to forego slave labour while at the same time persuading the visiting English consul that slavery has never existed there Tavares initial description of early twentieth century Portugal and its political situation are intriguing but much of the rest of the novel is disappointing and at points frankly racist Tavares has written yet another novel about slavery and colonialism in Africa which mostly elides African people and their experiences in favour of focusing on white men It s a racism which isn t overt but which cannot seem to conceive of a world in which the most important things that happen don t involve white men Much of the central portion of the novel when I was anticipating that Tavares would really get to grips with what was happening on Sao Tome shifted to a lengthy an Orientalising description of India in order to give the back story of another white male character There was really no need to give this back story at such detailed length and it seemed to have been included only so that we could see how colonial service had done another white man wrong and he s one of the good guys really He speaks Hindi and Urdu so he can t be racist and when he feels up members of a rajah s harem he only ever does so over their clothes and never puts his penis in their vaginas so it s totally not the same as cheating you guys Ugh Non white characters have only a handful of lines in Euator despite a slave rebellion being one of the climactic events of the novel character development for the handful of women in the book mostly comes in the form of descriptions of their breasts and in how willing they are to jump into bed with Luis An example of how white people should not approach writing historical fiction

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Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares review ✓ 104 By the conditions under which the workers labourBut with the English closing in on São Tomé’s cocoa plantations the island’s main means of survival Luis Bernardo must endeavour to protect the island and its communit. What to say about this book For starters all I knew of it going in was that it s a Portuguese book set in AfricaIt was a very enjoyable read despite some long exposition info dumps The author writes very well and the plot is interesting The setting is the 1905 Portuguese colony S o Tom and Pr ncipe and the diplomatic war between Portugal and England on whether slavery is still happening in the colonyWe follow Lu s Bernardo a Portuguese lawyer somewhat bored with life and who happens to be chosen by the king himself due to an article he wrote to act as the Islands governor His mission is to prove there is no slavery in the colony and the story develops from thereHowever and maybe because I was in a reading slump the story takes its sweet time starting which may lead some to think it s boring For the greater part it s not although some points here and there could ve been shortened unnecessary long long chaptersI think every Portuguese who likes to read should take a peak at this book and given the current social times it s very curious to see the way black folk were treated in the beginning of the last century vs what s happening now It has also been translated into English Spanish French Italian and other languages so my foreign followers can also read itOverall enjoyable 35 PS Mild mild spoiler the book has some R rated romance in it


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    Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Miguel Sousa Tavares Summary Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares The novel by Miguel Sousa Tavares Ecuador is the story of Luis Bernardo Valença a young Lisbon dandy who is offered by King Don Carlos a post he cannot refuse That of the governor of a Portuguese colony in off Africa in Sao Tome and Principe which he knows nothing abroad A bit like most Portuguese at the beginning of the 20th century over Its mission is to refute the idea that the English have concerning this tiny archipelago far

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    Summary Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares (PDF) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Miguel Sousa Tavares I was excited to find a book set in São Tomé and Príncipe and this one started out interesting albeit slow pac

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    Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares (PDF) Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Miguel Sousa Tavares Euator began promisingly introducing Luis Bernardo Valenca the owner of a small Portuguese shipping company who in 1905 is himself unwillingly shipped off to the other side of the globe to be governor of the tin

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    Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Miguel Sousa Tavares Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares (PDF) Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review 'They will neveraccept that the surreptitious slavery they practiseisn't a gift from Providence' October 21 2014 This review is from Euator HardcoverStarted this unsure exactly where Sao Tome is feel I've learned an awful lot and been greatly entertained on the wayWell written narrative opening in 1905 when Luis Bernardo is asked to go leave his luxurious life to sort out problems in this godforsaken spot the p

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    Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares (PDF) Summary Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares A beautiful story about the political fight of a man in São Tomé e Príncipe against the colonial background of its home country Portugal Set in the beginning of the 20th centuryNot only do I strongly recommend that you read it I would be inclined to think that this book is suitable for compulsory reading in our schools than some of the current choices

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    Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Miguel Sousa Tavares Summary Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares The poor women and people of color in this book are no than props It really brings the whole thing down

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    Summary Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Miguel Sousa Tavares What to say about this book? For starters all I knew of it going in was that it's a Portuguese book set in AfricaIt was a very enjoyable read despite some long exposition info dumps The author writes very well and

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    Summary Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares Miguel Sousa Tavares ↠ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Miguel Sousa Tavares Miguel Sousa Tavares´first novel relates the complicated political situation of Säo Tomé and Principe islands a Portuguese colony at the time along the west coast of Africa in the beginning of 1900´s The main character of this historic novel is Luis Bernardo Valença who owns his own shipping agency in Lisbon likes to read his

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  • Paperback
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  • Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares
  • Miguel Sousa Tavares
  • English
  • 25 January 2020
  • 9782020669511