Equator - Miguel Sousa Tavares As I know very little about Portugal & its colonies, I found this a relatively interesting historical novel. Lots of stereotypical characterization & uneven pacing, but neat/new-to-me historic info about the allegation of Portugal using slave labor on its São Tomé and Príncipe cacao plantations as late as the early 1900s. The Portuguese were challenged to prove otherwise by the British or face boycotts of their cacao exports....

Recommended for those who enjoy European &/or African historical fiction.