Books set in Mozambique (12)


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As pequenas doenças da eternidade : Contos by Mia Couto PT

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Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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Nesta seleta de contos, uma edição especial para leitores brasileiros, Mia Couto traz histórias que tratam de grandes males que assombram a sociedade, dos tempos mais remotos aos dias atuais. A perspectiva da finitude, o medo do abandono, indiferença, traições, guerras e pandemias — são estes alguns dos temas que perpassam os textos aqui reunidos. "Peço a Deus que me dê a felicidade das pequenas doenças", assim começa o conto que dá título a esta coletânea de textos de Mia Couto. Nele, uma mãe e seu filho rezam para evitar graves enfermidades e tentam, sem sucesso, postergar o próprio fim. A s... continue

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Confession of the Lioness : A Novel by Mia Couto EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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A dark, poetic mystery about the women of the remote village of Kulumani and the lionesses that hunt them Told through two haunting, interwoven diaries, Mia Couto's Confession of the Lioness reveals the mysterious world of Kulumani, an isolated village in Mozambique whose traditions and beliefs are threatened when ghostlike lionesses begin hunting the women who live there. Mariamar, a woman whose sister was killed in a lioness attack, finds her life thrown into chaos when the outsider Archangel Bullseye, the marksman hired to kill the lionesses, arrives at the request of the village elders. Ma... continue

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Dumba Nengue, Run for Your Life : Peasant Tales of Tragedy in Mozambique by Lina Magaia EN

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Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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A personal account of the horrifying effects of life caused by apartheid South African backed MNR rebels in Mozambique

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From Timor Leste to Australia : Seven Families, Three Generations Tell Their Stories by Janet Trezise EN

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Country: Asia / Timor-Leste flag Timor-Leste
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A collection of poignant stories and poems of seven East Timorese families living in Melbourne whose experiences belong to that long history of human tragedy created where violent conflict of power, land and resources takes place, inevitably visiting on ordinary people, disruption and loss. Since 1975 to 1999, men, women and children, and even grandparents, have been forced to flee their beloved homeland, their culture, their language, their families - - and the graves of those murdered in repeated massacres over those years. The East Timorese have a special place in our history: so close geog... continue

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Neighbours by Lília Momplé EN

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Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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In Lília Momplé thrilling novel, Neighbours, a group of strangers find their futures forever intertwined over the course of just a few short hours.On the eve of Eid al-Fitr, three families quietly prepare for the night's celebrations, preoccupied with their own separate lives. Narguiss cooks food with her daughters, anxiously waiting for her husband to come home. Leia and Januário take joy in the fact they finally have a roof over their heads, especially after the birth of their young daughter. And Mena overhears her husband plotting murder... Told through a series of narrative snapshots, Neig... continue

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O mapeador de ausências by Mia Couto PT

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Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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O personagem principal desta história regressa a Moçambique depois de anos de ausência. E regressa também ao passado, envolvendo-se numa teia de acontecimentos que parecem dar continuidade ao que tinha ficado parado a aguardar explicação anos atrás. Os papéis da PIDE fizeram-me lembrar a biografia que ainda não terminei de escrever.

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Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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"On almost every page of this witty magical realist whodunit, we sense Couto's delight on those places where language slips officialdom's asphyxiating grasp."--The New York Times Book Review on The Last Flight of the Flamingo "The most prominent of the younger generation of writers in Portuguese-speaking Africa, Couto passionately and sensitively describes everyday life in poverty-stricken Mozambique."--Guardian (London) "Quite unlike anything else I have read from Africa."--Doris Lessing As the civil war rages in 1980s Mozambique, an old man and a young boy, refugees from the war, seek shelte... continue

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The First Wife : A Tale of Polygamy by Paulina Chiziane EN

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Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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After twenty years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double--or rather, a quintuple--life. Tony, a senior police officer in Maputo, has apparently been supporting four other families for many years. Rami remains calm in the face of her husband's duplicity and plots to make an honest man out of him. After Tony is forced to marry the four other women--as well as an additional lover--according to polygamist custom, the rival lovers join together to declare their voices and demand their rights. In this brilliantly funny and feverishly scathing critique, a major work fr... continue

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The Last Flight of the Flamingo by Mia Couto EN

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Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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An extraordinary portrait of an Africa country after a civil war.

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Un río llamado tiempo, una casa llamada tierra by Mia Couto ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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Mia Couto (1955) es uno de los escritores destacados de Mozambique. 'Un río llamado tiempo, una casa llamada tierra' (2002) es su ultima novela publicada en castellano (Universidad de San Martín, Buenos Aires, 2016). Descendiente de portugueses (o sea, blanco), es capaz de trasladar la lógica y la musicalidad del lenguaje local. La novela gira en torno a la muerte latente del abuelo Mariano, las relaciones entre sus parientes, y los secretos del pasado. La historia tiene elementos de lo que podría llamarse realismo mágico; y si el lector es capaz de... continue