As a child, Elias Almeida loses both his parents during the Angolan uprising against colonial rule.
As an adult and professional revolutionary, he bears witness to mankind at its pitiless worst.
Yet he continues to believe in a better world and in the redeeming power of love -- even though he cannot be with the woman he loves, who rescued him from thugs one snowy night on the streets of Moscow.
Spanning forty years of Africa's past as a battleground between East and West, this powerful novel explores the heights and depths of human nature as it tells a profoundly affecting story of sacrifice and idealism.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 19/03/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340936788