Publish date: 2008
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
I was excited to find a book set in São Tomé and Príncipe, and this one started out interesting, albeit slow-paced. Unfortunately, it soon became offensive on several levels, and took much longer than I expected to finish.In 1905, Luis Bernardo is a gentleman in Lisbon when he's called upon to spend...
As I know very little about Portugal & its colonies, I found this a relatively interesting historical novel. Lots of stereotypical characterization & uneven pacing, but neat/new-to-me historic info about the allegation of Portugal using slave labor on its São Tomé and Príncipe cacao plantations as l...
(http://labirinto-livros.blogspot.pt/2012/05/equador.html)Estamos em 1905. El-Rei D. Carlos chama Luís Bernardo Valença à sua presença. O Rei quer que Luís Bernardo se torne o Governador da colónia portuguesa São Tomé e Príncipe. Esta nomeação implica que Luís deixe a sua vida de Lisboa e por isso m...