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Miguel Sousa Tavares ô 8 Read & Download Free read õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô Miguel Sousa Tavares review ´ Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Os invites him to become governor of Portugal’s smallest colony the island of São Tomé e Principe Luis Bernardo is ill prepared for the challenges of plantation life – used to a softer urban existence he is shocked. Euator began promisingly introducing Luis Bernardo Valenca the owner of a small Portuguese shipping company who in 1905 is himself unwillingly shipped off to the other side of the globe to be governor of the tiny cocoa producing colony of Sao Tome e Principe Luis has been tasked by the king of Portugal with persuading the Portuguese colonists on the island to forego slave labour while at the same time persuading the visiting English consul that slavery has never existed there Tavares initial description of early twentieth century Portugal and its political situation are intriguing but much of the rest of the novel is disappointing and at points frankly racist Tavares has written yet another novel about slavery and colonialism in Africa which mostly elides African people and their experiences in favour of focusing on white men It s a racism which isn t overt but which cannot seem to conceive of a world in which the most important things that happen don t involve white men Much of the central portion of the novel when I was anticipating that Tavares would really get to grips with what was happening on Sao Tome shifted to a lengthy an Orientalising description of India in order to give the back story of another white male character There was really no need to give this back story at such detailed length and it seemed to have been included only so that we could see how colonial service had done another white man wrong and he s one of the good guys really He speaks Hindi and Urdu so he can t be racist and when he feels up members of a rajah s harem he only ever does so over their clothes and never puts his penis in their vaginas so it s totally not the same as cheating you guys Ugh Non white characters have only a handful of lines in Euator despite a slave rebellion being one of the climactic events of the novel character development for the handful of women in the book mostly comes in the form of descriptions of their breasts and in how willing they are to jump into bed with Luis An example of how white people should not approach writing historical fiction

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Miguel Sousa Tavares ô 8 Read & Download Free read õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô Miguel Sousa Tavares review ´ Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF It is 1905 and Luis Bernardo Valenca a thirty seven year old bachelor and owner of a small shipping company is revelling in Lisbon’s grand and luxurious high society But his life is turned upside down when King Dom Carl. The novel by Miguel Sousa Tavares Ecuador is the story of Luis Bernardo Valen a a young Lisbon dandy who is offered by King Don Carlos a post he cannot refuse That of the governor of a Portuguese colony in off Africa in Sao Tome and Principe which he knows nothing abroad A bit like most Portuguese at the beginning of the 20th century over Its mission is to refute the idea that the English have concerning this tiny archipelago far from its metropolis namely that slavery practised there illegally since it has abolished since 1876 under cover of false employment contractsLuis who led a life made up of bourgeois receptions and an impossible love with Mathilde a married woman therefore sees himself embarked far from his landmarks and far from the splendour of Lisbon to save the honour of his homeland This fact is how the King agreed to accept this mission There he discovers a world that is both fascinating that an island of wild dazzling nature but also cruel of a world in which forced labour still practised there He tried in vain to accomplish his mission there with wealthy owners of coffee and cocoa plantations who naturally did not wish to see their way of life threatened by this young civil servant whom they found too cumbersomeFrom then on he made a series of visits and receptions to get to know these islands and these wealthy owners whom he administered in the name of the King Very uickly he realizes that the truth about what is happening in these plantations hidden from him He is also intimidated so that he does not reveal the indecent practices done to AfricansShortly after his arrival the English consul arrives accompanied by his young wife with bewitching charms His presence in Sao Tome and Principe he owes it to his penchant for gambling Indeed then promised to a brilliant career in the British colonies one discovers to him this vice which stains his reputation of the intractable official This fact is how he has no other choice to save his honour and that of his couple than to embark far from the Indies where he stationed there His wife who has sworn never to abandon him finds herself also forced to follow himDavid and Bartolomeu therefore find themselves in this colony with each mission to report on workers situation on the island to their respective sovereign One was defending the Portuguese crown the other the British crown which threatened to boycott products from the island if forced labour was confirmed there Very uickly the English couple would befriend this coveted young bachelor although they opposed in their mission And both enamoured of the liberalism of the time agreed on the fact that the plantation workers are under duress and have no possibility of returning home to Angola once their 5 year contract has ended Now how can one tell the King of Portugal that England is right And how do you convince plantation owners to change their way of life And how could he persuade his friend the consul that telling the truth in his report for the crown of England would threaten his mission his post and the esteem he had with the King of Portugal

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Miguel Sousa Tavares ô 8 Read & Download Free read õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô Miguel Sousa Tavares review ´ Euador AUTHOR Miguel Sousa Tavares ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF By the conditions under which the workers labourBut with the English closing in on São Tomé’s cocoa plantations the island’s main means of survival Luis Bernardo must endeavour to protect the island and its communit. The poor women and people of color in this book are no than props It really brings the whole thing down