Into the Mouth of the Lion (Paperback)
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Into the Mouth of the Lion (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 06/05/2021
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Angola, 2002. In the last days of a vicious civil war, it is a dangerous landscape rife with rebel soldiers, landmines, corruption and deception. A suspicious explosion kills a beloved nurse, while another humanitarian worker goes missing.

Lena Rodrigues, a young photographer, flies out to Angola’s highlands to piece together the reasons behind her sister’s disappearance. But will she have the strength to bear witness to the truth, before she gets entangled in the country’s conflict for minerals and power?

Publisher: Unbound
ISBN: 9781789651133
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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'A fine novel, deeply evocative of the devastated cities of the Angolan interior, choking with the displaced and the dying in the final days of that country's brutal civil war. It quite took me back, so much so that I found myself having arguments with characters over some of their security and operational choices, such is the power of the book and its descriptions of those bleak times. But even so, Kyazze reminds us of a fundamental truth: that love endures and there can be hope for a modicum of justice amidst all the expanse of inhumanity and corruption that she so meticulously depicts' Aidan McQuade, author of An Undiscovered Country'A.B. Kyazze brings to the story a photographer’s eye, capturing the tragedy and beauty of the people caught up in Angola’s civil war' Joss Stirling, author of The Silence'An atmospheric jigsaw puzzle of a novel that fits together, stage by stage, from a series of vivid episodes. The story of Lena’s search for her missing sister sweeps the reader across expanses of space and time: from wintry 1980s London, to the Lisbon of Lena's mother's youth, to the heat of war-ravaged, early twenty-first century Angola and beyond. A memorable debut' Emily Midorikawa, author of A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Brontё, Eliot and Wool‘Totally gripped ... I come away moved, desperately sad, and somehow also hopeful – because, with this story, A. B. Kyazze holds up both the dark and the light of humanity – how, even in desperate, terrible circumstances, there are those touches of love, of kindness’ Julia Crouch, author of Her Husband’s Lover‘A story of love and the power of family, set in the dying days of Angola's brutal twenty-six-year civil war… The finale is as thrilling as it is unexpected’ Oscar Scafidi, author of Kayak the Kwanza

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“A highly impressive debut set in war torn Angola”

I was really keen to read The Mouth Of A Lion when I first heard about it as it is a novel set in the precarious location of Angola towards the climax of a devastating civil war. The book tells the story of... More

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“A highly impressive debut set in war torn Angola”

I was really keen to read The Mouth Of A Lion when I first heard about it as it is a novel set in the precarious location of Angola towards the climax of a devastating civil war. The book tells the story of... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

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