Books by Femke van Zeijl

  • King of the Barracas

    Femke van Zeijl

    | Fiction | This book has 280 pages

    October 2014

    • Dutch pdf available • 

    Daniel is king of the barracas in Maputo, Mozambique. With an Amstel
    beer in his hand and his hair in dreadlocks, he parades from bar to bar,
    and from woman to woman. His type: white women with a heart for
    Africa. When he meets Portuguese Cristina, his future seems secured.
    Cristina was raised with the watchword ‘help those less fortunate than
    you’ and works as a volunteer at a foundation for street children in
    Mozambique. At first they look like a couple that confirms all the clichés
    but could Daniel and Cristina turn out to be an exception?

    Light–heartedly, against a background of a changing world order, Femke van Zeijl successfully weaves themes like power, gender, cultural differences, poverty and wealth into a delightful story with intercultural relations at its core.





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