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.