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I found this book when lanning a holiday in Cape Verde and read it whilst away Knowing some basic facts about the country definitely helped contextualise the novel and being there made it come to life This novel is touching humorous and thought Choosing to Survive provoking It explores how we see ourselves versus how others see us by the end of it I didn t feel I d grasped a truth about therotagonist Sr Napumoceno da Silva Ara jo and I suppose that s the Robin Hood point It also left me with a vivid impression of Cape Verdean life The Last Will Testament of Senhor da Silva Ara jo reminded me of Gabriel Garc a M ruez in its sweepingortrait of a life and some slightly magical elements eg the 10000 umbrellas although I wouldn t call it magical realismI d like to read other books by Germano Almeida but unfortunately I don t think any others have been translated into English This book was interesting to me in that it took Felipa place in a location with which I was unfamiliar the Republic of Cape Verde and it was a style of writing that I had not really read before The first thing I had to do was to find out something about Cape Verde The Republic of Cape Verde is a group of 10 small islands in the central Atlantic Ocean about 350 miles off the coast of Western Africa The islands are volcanic in origin A few of them are fairly flat and others are rocky with some vegetation but in general they tend to be dry and not very verdant The native language is Portuguese and this book was originally written in that language and translated into uite a few other languagesrior to being available in EnglishThe islands were uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese in the 1400 s and became central to the African slave trade The islands were also The Vavasour Macbeth popular withirates and were visited by Charles Darwin in 1832 I wonder if he found any interesting species there as the islands are so isolated from any other mainland The islands have few natural resources but overall the literacy rate is high the economy and The Blueprint (English Edition) politics are stable Tourism is a main industry About 500000eople mostly of creole ethnicity live among these islands todayThis story was not the most scintillating but I enjoyed it while still wishing just a bit that I could finish it and get on to something else But I learned so many things along the way like where the Cape Verde islands are and even what the word creole really meansA creole language is a stable full fledged language that originated from a Crisis of the Strauss Divided pidgin So a Portuguese based creole is based on Portuguese language originally but has morphed over time to become a stable language of its own Creole is also a word that describes theeople living in a The Master Masons of Chartres place like Cape Verde they are of Portuguese descent but were born and raised in the colony I did not realize that creole had such a broad meaning I had never heard the term applied to anyone but the Louisiana creole but there are creoleeople and creole languages all over the world The languages of Haiti Mauritius the Seychelles Barbados Liberia and Papua New Guinea are all considered to be creoleThe story is humorous but also a little sad Sr Napumoceno did not have as fulfilling a life as he could have and never was able to find a wife I think he was not craving children but he did think a great deal about getting married I found him to be an odd duck a VARSITY ABDL (Age Play, Forced Regression, Enema, Domestic Discipline, Spanking Romance) person who spent much time thinking but little time sharing his thoughts with others or developing close relationships Much of this comes out in his lengthy last will and testament With hesitation Iicked up this book It s on my list of books to read around the world and this story is set in Cape Verde I m always a bit hesitant when reading works that were translated from Por. New Directions is roud to introduce the masterwork of Cape Verde's greatest living writer Germano Almeida an ironic and original tragic comedy from a new voice in African literature Everyone in Cape Verde knows Señor da Silva Successful entrepreneur owner of the island's first automobile a most serious upright and self made businessman Señor da Silva is the local success story Born an orphan he never married he never splurged; one good suit was good enough for him; and he never wandered from the straight and narrow Or so everyone thought
Tuguese The stories are fantastical and somewhat romantic but always lacking They seem incomplete maybe something got lost in translation In this book by Germano Almeida we learn that the rotagonist Senhor Napumoceno has died His only nephew and business Gnosis partner Carlos eagerly awaits to inherit everything owned by his uncle But the will of Senhor Napumoceno turns out to be a memoir divulging all his secrets including that of an illegitimate daughter GarcaThe sentences in this book were unbelievably long and one can easily get lost in them Luckily I managed to get into the flow of the story and just let the tide carry me all the way to the end It s not a long book anyway Like most lusophone literature from Africa this one reminded me a lot of Latin American magical realism and its unstructured and unreasonable way of narration I m glad I read this but at the same time unsure what the message of this book is denn was bringt es dem Menschen allen Reichtum der Welt zu erlangen wenn er seine Seele verliert Kein Vermoegen ist so gross dass es unseren Frieden ersetzen koennte I think what I appreciated most about this book was the style and the language Theerson would shift from third narrator to first whoever the narrator was talking about mid Left to Die-a First Hand Account of Life in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina paragraph and there was something about that style that led to a really interesting fluidity to therose The story itself is not that compelling There is also a rape scene mid novel that made me unsure I really wanted to continue with the story simply because of how casually it was handled by the author as casually as describing any other action in the novel I read this book with little knowledge of Cape Verde and would have Dolphin Diaries Bind-Up perhaps gotten out of it with a deeper cultural context to the story but I m not convinced Bookray wwwbookcrossingcomjournal7416296 Received 16th February 2011I found this a sad story of a man who basically wasted all the chances in his life to find himself happiness by not acting on his feelings or acting too late He could have married Dona Chica and had a happy family life but was too worried about his reputation He did chase the lady from Dakar but she left him with uite another legacy which he also delayed dealing with He missed his moment with Dona Joiaostponing his letter too long and being in any case too tentative and the mysterious Ad lia was not free when he wanted her and by the time she was he was no longer interested His greatest success was his business and even that he delegates to his nephew Carlos and yet does not trust him to run it without him He remains distant from everyone and even runs his business at a distance with the minimum of bother by selling direct from the ship and the dock and re exporting many of his importsNot surprisingly I found myself unable to engage with Senhor Napumoceno da Silva Ara jo and so in the end I found the book unresolved and uninspired I was hoping to get of a The Wingman Chronicles picture of life in Cape Verde which turns out to me a nation made up of several islands several hundred miles off the coast of West Africa Looking up Germano Almeida on Wikipedia I read that this book is supposed to show Sr Napumoceno as a relic of colonialism but I can t see that either Aleasant enough book but unmemorable The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Ara jo translated from the Portuguese by Sheila Faria Glaser is my book from Cape Verde for the Read The World challenge For those who don t know Cape Verde is an island nation an archipelago off the coast of Africa at about the Flood Legends point where the continentrojects furthest into the Atlantic It was uninhabited until the Portuguese started using it as a trading The Best Of Saint Louis port I learn from Wikipedia and theopulati. Ut when Señor da Silva's 387 age Last Will and Testament is read aloud; a marathon task on a hot afternoon which exhausts reader after reader; there's eye opening news and not just for the smug nephew so certain of inheriting all Señor da Silva's roperty With his will Señor da Silva leaves a memoir that is a touching web of elaborate self deceptions He desired so ardently to rosper to be taken seriously to join erhaps if they'll have him the exclusive Grémio country club and most of all to be a good man And yet shady deals twists of
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On is largely of mixed European and African originThat history may explain why it feels like a book from Latin America than from Africa I would be hard Detour (Something in Common, pressed to explain exactly what I mean by that a sense that the European cultural influence is deeply embedded isart of it although I can t immediate articulate what makes me say that It may be no than the fact that the book is full of names like Senhor da Silva Ara jo of courseThe book tells the story of a self made local businessman it starts with the rea In this novella a rich businessman Napumoceno da Silva Araujo has just died leaving a surprising will everyone assumed the straitlaced old bachelor led an abstemious life but it turns out he had his share of sexcapades The book is set in Cape Verde an island nation off the west coast of Africa but fittingly マジック・ツリーハウス〈1〉恐竜の谷の大冒険 perhaps as the islands were first settled by the Portuguese reads like a Latin American novel than an African one with its Portuguese names singlearagraphs that span multiple Bear Creek Road pages and obsessive focus on OMG SEXThe story is told mostly through Napumoceno s eyes relating the events of his life as he wrote about them We also see Maria his secret illegitimate daughter as she learns about the man she never knew was her father and befriends the nephew who d assumed himself to be the heir There is not any stronglotline to Good Authority Good Authority provide an organizingrinciple for these reminisces The translation is fluid though the writing isn t always as clear as it could be The characters get some development but never really grabbed me though there are a couple of good scenes The writing is not especially visual but does Carneycopia provide some sense of the society in Cape Verde in the middle decades of the twentieth century Onearticular episode bears mentioning Maria is the daughter of Napumoceno s one time cleaning lady who one day happens to be wearing a skirt in Napumoceno s favorite color Unable to restrain himself he Captives of New Pompeii (New Pompeii, pounces on and rapes her despite her resistance I couldn t make this stuff up y all She s not happy but by the next day she is totally over it and they then have a consensual relationship I have to say I am having trouble thinking of anything grosser in literature than books by menortraying women who don t mind being rapedSo though the opening initially grabbed me I can t recommend this one On to something better and good riddance to it Though this book is uite short only about 150 ages it left me with a lot to think about It tells the life story of one Napumoceno da Silva Araujo a respected and rich Cape Verdean businessman who died at a very old age and left a shocking will that was over 300 ages long and beueathed everything to the bastard daughter no one knew he hadThe story Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, particularly in the beginning describing the fun In his final years did Senhor da Silva Ara jo write his will or his memoir Either way it takes several hours to read and comes as a big shock to his nephew andresumed heir not to mention something of a scandal in wider Cape Verde societyIt is an examination of a life lived decisions made for good or ill the conseuences of those decisions and a soul laid bare It starts with the story of Senhor da Silva Ara jo s life as he looks back on it told thematically rather than chronologically but continues with his nephew s and his illegitimate daughter s view of his life which makes them look at their own As befits a study of the human condition it is by turns sad and funny successful and regretful absurd and glorious Senhor Napumoceno da Silva Ara jo s funeral was conducted with great solemnity as befitted a man of his bearing and demeanour for he was after all a leading business figure in Mindelo the archipelago of Cab. Ate an illegitimate child such is the lot of Alfie Outdoors poor self critical Señor da Silva A bit like Calvino's Mr Palomar in his attention torotocol and in his terror of life's assions; a bit like Svevo's Zeno a little ompous a little old fashioned and often hapless Señor da Silva moves along a deliciously blurry line between farce and tragedy a self important buffoon becomes a fully human even tragic figure in the arc of this hilarious and touching novel translated into Spanish German French Italian Dutch Norwegian Swedish and now at last English.
Germano de Almeida nasceu na ilha da Boavista Cabo Verde em 1945 Licenciou se em Direito em Lisboa e exerce actualmente advocacia na cidade do Mindelo Estreou se como contista no início da década de 80 colaborando na revista Ponto & Vírgula A sua obra de ficção representa uma nova etapa na rica história literária de Cabo Verde Está publicada em Portugal pela Caminho e começa a despertar int