The Gurugu Pledge

The Gurugu Pledge

Author: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

Translator: Jethro Soutar

Original language: Spanish

Published by: And Other Stories, August 2017

On Mount Gurugu, overlooking the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the North African coast, desperate migrants gather before attempting to scale the city's walls and gain asylum on European soil. Inspired by firsthand accounts, Juan Tomas Avila Laurel has written an urgent novel, by turns funny and sad, bringing a distinctly African perspective to a major issue of our time.