The stories in 'Yes, Comrade!' communicate a sense of the atmosphere in a city occupied by rival nationalistic factions and a colonial power. The political center of consciousness is clearly the revolutionary MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola), which won the struggle in the political and military arena. Using immediate events as well as cultural and linguistic codes, Rui brilliantly explores the ramifications of political independence and nationstate formation.Rui, Manuel is the author of 'Yes, Comrade!', published 1993 under ISBN 9780816619665 and ISBN 0816619662.