By Henning Mankell
From the across the world acclaimed writer of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a strong stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn lady protagonist is awoken from her naïveté through her publicity to racism and through her personal unforeseen internal strengths.
chilly and poverty outline Hanna Renström’s early life in distant northern Sweden, and in 1904, at nineteen, she forums a boat for Australia in wish of a higher life. yet none of her hopes—or fears—prepares her for the lifestyles she's going to lead. After short marriages either go away her widowed, she unearths herself the landlord of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a global the place colonialism and white colonists rule, the place she is remoted inside of white society by way of her occupation and her gender, and, one of the bordello’s black prostitutes, via her colour. As Hanna’s tale unfurls over the subsequent numerous years during this “treacherous paradise,” she wrestles with a devastating loneliness and with the racism she’s intended to unthinkingly undertake. And as her lifestyles turns into more and more intertwined with the prostitutes’, she strikes inexorably towards the instant whilst she is going to come to a decision that defies the entire expectancies society has of her and, extra very important, these she has of herself.
Gripping in its drama, evocative and searing in its portrait of colonial Africa, A Treacherous Paradise is, at its center, a deeply relocating tale of a girl who manages to wrench knowledge, empathy, and style from the main unforgiving circumstances.
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