A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of Oblivion, José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola): 2012; translated by Daniel Hahn, Vintage, 2015.


This novel from Angola is a straightforward narrative which is quite delightful, as well as informative concerning some brief Angolan/Portuguese history. The characters and situations all coalesce and fit together a bit neatly for my tastes but still a worthy read. The novel has also received good critical acclaim and some positive reviews, and as such, is a popular success as far as translations go.