As far as International Relations and History go, this book by far trumps all others. It's interesting, insightful and loaded with personal and professional experience. Kissinger's politics aside, this book should only be considered by die-hard fans of the subject. It does not disappoint.
Considered one of the greatest Portuguese-language writers, Couto tells of a young African boy trying to piece together his family history in spite of his only living relatives’ refusal to provide memories.