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Harutu Woman
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Harutu Woman by Paloma Zozaya Gorostiza

Selene arrives to work in Redencion, a Garifuna fishing village. There she meets Felipe, a native of the hamlet, and together with his young son they create a small family against all odds, in the midst of land conflicts and the drug trade. Their lives together are marked by a fateful vortex that brings together the forces of nature and deeply rooted societal conflicts, in an Eden turned to hell: the Caribbean coast of Central America.

Garifuna People, History and Culture – Global Sherpa

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Harutu Woman by Paloma Zozaya Gorostiza

Harutu Woman (white woman) is a portrait of the clash of cultures; a novel for our times.

Selene arrives to work in Redencion, a Garifuna fishing village. There she meets Felipe, a native of the hamlet, and together with his young son they create a small family in the midst of land conflicts and the drug trade. Their lives together are marked by a fateful vortex that brings together the forces of nature and deeply rooted societal conflicts. Their Eden turns to hell: the Caribbean coast of Central America.

In Redencion, everything is a continuum, the dead look after the living and the living live to appease the dead.

As Felipe and Selene are caught in a dreadful re-enactment of an event from the past, they are helped to solve the riddle by the village medicine man, and by the ever-present spirits of the ancestors. But will they also be able to pull through the dark forces that they have unleashed by defying cultural customs and conventions?

Additional information

Weight400 g
Dimensions130 × 2.2 × 190 cm

6 reviews for Harutu Woman

  1. Pascale Hlaele

    “Harutu Woman” by Paloma Zozaya Gorostiza, a novel I’ve been waiting for to be published and released, finally in my hands. All I can say, it is captivating, poetic and damm good! I compare the literature used as my favourite black American writer, Richard Wright. Get your copy on amazon!

  2. Shaun Wildek Estrada

    Have just finished this fabulous novel. I loved it the protagonists were so engaging especially Selene their love story was tough as she fought so hard against her better instincts to stay with Felipe who she knew was a destructive force
    Paloma weaved so cleverly the beauty, the magical and the brutality of the location .
    I do hope it gets the readership it deserves
    Super congratulations
    It’s no mean feat writing a book that people want to read . Talentosa

  3. Shauna Wyldeck-Estrada

    Have just finished your fabulous novel. I loved it the protagonists were so engaging especially Selene their love story was tough as she fought so hard against her better instincts to stay with Felipe who she knew was a destructive force
    So much of you was in her as well as being a character on her own terms. You weaved so cleverly the beauty, the magical and the brutality of the location .

  4. Pascale Hlaele

    “Harutu Woman”, a novel that will grab you from the start and won’t leave any details out. Well written and accomplished by this amazing author’s imagination! A message that is transformed and expressed with much love and detail, keeping the reader on its toes. This story will definitely wants you to be part of it! My book of the year.

  5. Vanessa Hope

    A touching passionate and poetic story about a people whose way of life is being destroyed told as a love story that illustrates the rift between worlds that offer possibilities and seemingly impossible challenges. A gripping read about people we come to care about deeply.

  6. Vanessa Hope

    A sad passionate and poetic story about a way of life that is being destroyed. It is a love story that exposes the possibilities and challenges of the rift in the world that may be impossible to meet made real in characters that we come to care about deeply.

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