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'This is apparently the first novel from South Sudan to be translated into English and a very fine novel it is... This is quite a complicated novel. We are dealing with the Sudan Civil War and the differences between the South and the North. We follow the stories of several interrelated characters, whose relationships with one another are not always smooth. Peter and his foster family, for example, clash more than once. We see feminist issues as being key, particularly though certainly not only as regards the role of women in Muslim society. We also learn a lot about the culture of the two Sudans. Gaitano tells her story very well and a complex, well-written novel from South Sudan is most welcome.'
Stella Gaitano's debut novel Edo's Souls, set between Sudan and South Sudan, stages an epic battle between the forces of Motherhood and Death.
Now available in Sawad Hussain's excellent English translation, Edo's Souls follows Gaitano's two striking short-story collections and is filled with the same sensory intensity as her short works.
No. of pages: 260
Publication date: 27.10.2023
Re-print date: 27.10.2023
978 1 915568 13 7
978 1 915568 51 9
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