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Coming Of Age Story Set In Angola In The Period Leading Up To The Colony S Independence, Saudade Focuses On A Goan Immigrant Family Caught Between Complicity In Portuguese Rule, And Their Dependence On The Angolans Who Are Their Servants The Title Saudade Means Melancholy In Portuguese Speaks To The Longing For Homeland That Haunts Its Characters, And Especially The Young Girl Who Is The Book S Protagonist And Narrator Suneeta Peres Da Costa S Novella Captures With Intense Lyricism The Difficult Relationship Between The Daughter And Her ↠´ Saudade ✓ Download by î Suneeta Peres Da Costa Mother, And The Ways In Which Their Intimate World Opens Up Questions About Domestic Violence, The Legacies Of Portuguese Slavery, And The End Of Empire The Young Woman S Intellectual Awakening Unfolds Into A Growing Awareness Of The Lies Of Colonialism, And The Violent Political Ruptures That Ultimately Lead To Her Father S Death, And Their Exile I came to see not the past, like some ancient karma, inscribes itself on the body as much as the mind, so that what we do to others returns to haunt us in the subtlest manner For the second year in a row, I am trying to read some of the long list for the Tournament of books ToB This is an absurd task to attempt last year there were 76 books on the long list and I read four and none of them made the short list However all four were good novels and I don t regret reading them, especially Waiting for Eden This book is the first of the 2020 long list that I have finished To be honest, it got to be first because it is the shortest novel on the list I can t imagine any way I would have found this on my own It is the story of a Goan family living in Angola during the fight for independence This family is caught in the middle since they are neither Portuguese, t Oof, this one was mighty I loved the way that the female narrator captures so much of her coming of age journey, with the progressions in chapters masking the literal time jumps made in the narrative We follow her from comments made in a classroom tangling the language of colonialism she describes an invader amidst an environment that still views Portugal s involvement in Angola as a civilizing mission, to the independence of the country and her family s eventual departure from Angola.
I also found the imagery really masterful, particularly the recurring one of blood it s used in a literal sense as menstrual blood to examine both the narrators own coming of age and her relationship with her mother, as well as in the violent sense of moment like suicide where blood



This novella explores the sense of loss of homeland through a very specific, stream of consciousness story The book provokes explorations than it resolves which is a compliment engaging with the idea of homesickness melancholy home in a fractured colonial world The lens around the narrator was a little closer than perhaps I wanted knowing little about the Goan diaspora going in, but it creates an effective coming of age tale.
A beautifully written coming of age story set in 1960 s Angola.