The Greats

The Greats

by Sylvain Prudhomme (Author), Jessica Moore (Translator)
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Guinea-Bissau, 2012. Mixing fiction and fact, Sylvain Prudhomme revisits the famous '70s music group Super Mama Djombo, as seen through the eyes of Couto, the laconic guitarist. After learning of the death of the singer, Dulce—once the love of his life&mdashCouto wanders through the capital city, from bar to bar, friend to friend. Thirty years file past in his memories: of the woman he loved, of guerillas fighting against Portuguese colonizers, and of the golden days of a legendary band that played all over the world with a sound that was new, fresh, and driven by the pride of an entire country.

Tension mounts page after page as the group prepares a final concert in Dulce's honour, even as a coup d'état is prepared by her husband, Guinea-Bissau's Army Chief of Staff.

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Publication date
September 06, 2017
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Page count
216
ISBN
9781771663472
Paper ISBN
9781771663465