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Àunia. An Iberian Girl’s Yearning for Freedom

Akiara books, 2021
364 pages
Children’s and YA : Fiction

Àunia. L’anhel de llibertat d’una noia ibèrica

Àunia. An Iberian Girl’s Yearning for Freedom

Ivan Vera

"An outstanding, admirable début, with signs of a flair for writing that suggest the future will bring quality books from this author"

Àunia is a novel with unusual origins: Ivan Vera started to write it when he was sixteen, as his high school research project, and it was published seven years later. The main character, an Iberian girl, is determined to be free, at a time, the Second Punic War, when a woman could only aspire to be a mother. Her adventures –leaving her family, enlisting for the army, discovering friendship, love and death–involve various cultures, thanks to encounters with Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans.


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