Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Monthly Newsletter

Join Now

A Treacherous Paradise

A Treacherous Paradise

Author(s): Henning Mankell

Location(s): Maputo (Lourenço Marques)

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

Location

Content

Buy Now

Hanna Lundmark escapes the brutal poverty of rural Sweden for a job as a cook onboard a steamship headed for Australia. Jumping ship at the African port of Lourenço Marques, Hanna decides to begin her life afresh.

Stumbling across what she believes to be a down-at-heel hotel, Hanna becomes embroiled in a sequence of events that lead to her inheriting the most successful brothel in town. Uncomfortable with the attitudes of the white settlers, Hanna is determined to befriend the prostitutes working for her, and change life in the town for the better, but the distrust between blacks and whites, and the shadow of colonialism, lead to tragedy and murder.

Review this Book

To review this book, please

Log in

Book Reviews

Lead Review

“Mankell uses his deep knowledge of Mozambique’s history and politics to great advantage in this unusual and riveting story” (Kathy Stevenson Daily Mail)

Read review

Join TripFiction and take part in our weekly GIVEAWAYS!

Other benefits of membership include:

   Receiving an entertaining monthly newsletter

   Adding new books to the site

   Reviewing books you have read