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The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo: A Novel

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When Mavala Shikongo deserted them, the teachers at the boys' school in Goas weren't surprised. How could they be? She was too beautiful, too powerful, and too mysterious for their tiny, remote, and arid world. They knew only one essential fact about their departed colleague: she was a combat veteran of Namibia's brutal war for independence. When Mavala returns to Goas with a baby son, all are awed by her boldness. The teachers try hard, once again, not to fall in love with her. They fail, immediately and miserably, especially the American volunteer, Larry Kaplanski.

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"Set in Namibia just after independence in the early 1990s, Peter Orner's first novel is a chronicle of the long days, short loves, and cold nights at Goas, an all-boys Catholic primary school so deep in the veld that "even the baboons feel sorry for us." Though physically isolated in semi-desert beneath a relentless sun, the people of Goas...

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316075268
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Co.
Author:
Peter Orner
Author:
Orner, Peter
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060424
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
309

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Product details 309 pages Little, Brown - English 9780316075268 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Set in Namibia just after independence in the early 1990s, Peter Orner's first novel is a chronicle of the long days, short loves, and cold nights at Goas, an all-boys Catholic primary school so deep in the veld that "even the baboons feel sorry for us." Though physically isolated in semi-desert beneath a relentless sun, the people of Goas...
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