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A sizzling homage to the south of Spain

Andalusian Journal

Stefan Brijs

After becoming incredibly successful as a novelist, Stefan Brijs moved to Loma León, a southern Spanish hamlet in the mountains east of Malaga, in the spring of 2014. Throughout 2016, he kept a logbook, a colourful collection of notes and impressions, experiences and stories about the nature, culture, history and people of Andalusia.

He embodies his perspective, which is analytic and constantly eager to learn
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From his village, he travelled off the beaten track from east to west and from north to south, all the while keeping a captivating account of his journeys, structured month by month. He found forgotten celebrities, hidden masterpieces and unique areas of nature. In addition, he describes in his own inimitable style day-to-day life and the effects the political stalemate of the time had on it, thus sketching a picture of a society that struggles with its past while simultaneously holding on to its traditions.

With the inquisitive gaze that characterises all his works, Stefan Brijs takes a first look at the riches of his new home port, Andalusia.