Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret

Joao Ribeiro

Everything happens in a city beyond time and geography, in an unidentified neighborhood. This is where Jaki (9) lives, together with his cousins in a house ruled with an iron fist by grandma Agnette and haunted by the mysterious grandmother Catarina. When the construction of an imposing mausoleum for the deceased president threatens the quiet and modest life of the local residents, Jaki and his best friend Pi decide to save the neighborhood. ‘Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret’ is an adaptation of the eponymous novel of Angola’s famous writer Ondjaki.