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Edo's Souls

Author: Stella Gaitano

Translator: Sawad Hussain   Cover design: Marie Lane   Cover illustration: Yasmeen Abduallah  

'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.'

John Alvey in The Modern Novel

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.

Marcia Lynx Qualey in Qantara

RRP: £9.99

No. of pages: 260

Publication date: 27.10.2023

Re-print date: 27.10.2023

ISBN numbers:
978 1 915568 13 7
978 1 915568 51 9

Dedalus World English