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Couto, Mia 1955-

Works: 312 works in 1,305 publications in 11 languages and 9,833 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Novels  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Pictorial works  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Contributor, Artist, Creator
Classifications: PQ9939.C68, 869.342
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Sleepwalking land by Mia Couto( Book )

72 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An old man and a young boy, refugees from a civil war, seek shelter in a burnt out bus. Among the belongings of a dead passenger, they discover a set of notebooks that tell of his life. As the boy reads the story to his elderly companion, the tale gradually becomes part of their own lives. Set in Mozambique, the book examines the effects of war and devastation on a newly independent African nation and reflects a period in the history of Mozambique when the country could only go forward after settling its account with the bloody past"--
Confession of the lioness by Mia Couto( Book )

39 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, this book 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. Mariamar's father imprisons her in her home, where she relives painful memories of past abuse and hopes to be rescued by Archangel. Meanwhile, Archangel tracks the lionesses in the wilderness, but when he begins to suspect there is more to them than meets the eye, he starts to lose control of his hands. The hunt grows more dangerous, until it's no safer inside Kulumani than outside it. As the men of Kulumani feel increasingly threatened by the outsider, the forces of modernity upon their traditional culture, and the danger of their animal predators closing in, it becomes clear the lionesses might not be real lionesses at all but spirits conjured by the ancient witchcraft of the women themselves
The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
Under the frangipani by Mia Couto( Book )

59 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police inspector is investigating a strange murder, a case in which all of the suspects are eager to claim responsibility. Set in a former Portuguese fort which stored slaves and ivory, the tale combines fable and allegory, dreams and myths
Woman of the ashes by Mia Couto( Book )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in a trilogy about the last emperor of southern Mozambique by one of Africa's most important writers. Southern Mozambique, 1894. Sergeant Germano de Melo is posted to the village of Nkokolani to oversee the Portuguese conquest of territory claimed by Ngungunyane, the last of the leaders of the state of Gaza, the second-largest empire led by an African. Ngungunyane has raised an army to resist colonial rule and with his warriors is slowly approaching the border village. Desperate for help, Germano enlists Imani, a fifteen-year-old girl, to act as his interpreter. She belongs to the VaChopi tribe, one of the few who dared side with the Portuguese. But while one of her brothers fights for the Crown of Portugal, the other has chosen the African emperor. Standing astride two kingdoms, Imani is drawn to Germano, just as he is drawn to her. But she knows that in a country haunted by violence, the only way out for a woman is to go unnoticed, as if made of shadows or ashes
The last flight of the flamingo by Mia Couto( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in Portuguese and English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'In Tizangara, the only facts are supernatural ones. To put it crudely and rudely, here's what happened: a severed penis was found right there on the trunk road just outside Tizangara. A large organ on the loose. Folk turned up from all around.'" "So the translator of Tizangara begins his tale. But more than folk turn up: car loads of foreign investigators and even a UN official, the Italian Massimo Risi, sweep into the small Mozambican town. And what a minefield they have come to investigate! A labyrinth of witnesses tell stories about each other, the town's past, its folklore, magic and occasional mayhem: among them are Anna Godwilling, the town's whore and therefore the most knowledgeable expert in local manhood, the ancient Temporina who changes into a seductive young girl and bewitches Massimo away from his investigation; the bombastic and obsequious administrator and his wife who insists on being called 'The First Lady'. Even the story of the last flight of the flamingo has its part to play."--BOOK JACKET
The tuner of silences by Mia Couto( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henning Mankell Mwanito was eleven when he saw a woman for the first time, and the sight so surprised him he burst into tears. Mwanito has been living in a former big-game park for eight years. The only people he knows are his father, his brother, an uncle, and a servant. He's been told that the rest of the world is dead, that all roads are sad, that they wait for an apology from God. In the place his father calls Jezoosalem, Mwanito has been told that crying and praying are the same thing. Both, it seems, are forbidden. 'The Tuner of Silences' is the story of Mwanito's struggle to reconstruct a family history that his father is unable to discuss. With the young woman's arrival in Jezoosalem, however, the silence of the past quickly breaks down, and both his father's story and the world are heard once more
Voices made night by Mia Couto( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa by Sebastião Salgado( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together Salgado?s photos of Africa in three parts. The first concentrates on the southern part of the continent (Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia), the second on the Great Lakes region (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya), and the third on the Sub-Saharan region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Mauritania, Senegal, Ethiopia). Texts are provided by renowned Mozambique novelist Mia Couto, who describes how today?s Africa reflects the effects of colonization as well as the consequences of economic, social, and environmental crises. This stunning book is not only a sweeping document of Africa but an homage to the continent?s history, people, and natural phenomena
Vozes anoitecidas : contos by Mia Couto( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nesta coletânea de contos que marcou a estreia do escritor moçambicano Mia Couto na prosa, realidade e ficção ganham novos contornos, misturando-se de maneira inextrincável. Tanto fatos da história moçambicana surgem recontados em narrativas com textura de sonho, como o contrário também se dá, e o que é apresentado como impossível se revela uma descrição precisa de circunstâncias palpáveis. Borrando as fronteiras entre prosa e poesia, registro oral e escrito, ficção e realidade, este livro apresenta pela primeira vez aquela que se converteria na principal marca literária do autor: a capacidade de ligar, por meio da ficção, instâncias da realidade tidas como opostas
A river called time by Mia Couto( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariano, who has lived in the city from an early age, is summoned back to his village to attend his grandfather's funeral
Cronicando by Mia Couto( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in Portuguese and Spanish and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lo largo de estas breves crónicas, verdaderas perlas narrativas, nos ofrece un viaje por las múltiples caras de la realidad, ese día a día que no tiene sitio en los informes ofiaciales y en las noticias de prensa
Cada homem é uma raça : estórias by Mia Couto( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Portuguese and Italian and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Um rio chamado tempo, uma casa chamada terra : romance by Mia Couto( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Portuguese and Spanish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Um jovem estudante universitário regressa à sua ilha-natal para participar no funeral de seu avô Mariano. Enquanto aguarda pela cerimónia é testemunha de estranhas visitações na forma de pessoas e de cartas que lhe chegam do outro lado do mundo. São revelações de um universo dominado por uma espiritualidade que ele vai reaprendendo. À medida que se apercebe desse universo frágil e ameaçado, redescobre uma outra história para a sua própria vida e para a da sua terra. A Pretexto do relato das extraordinárias peripécias que rodeiam o funeral, este novo romance de Mia Couto traduz, de uma forma a um tempo irónica e profundamente poética, a situação de conflito vivida por uma elite ambiciosa e culturalmente distanciada da maioria rural. Uma vez mais, a escrita de Mia Couto leva-nos para uma zona de fronteira entre diferentes racionalidades, onde perceções diversas do mundo se confrontam, dando conta do mosaico de culturas que é o seu país e das mudanças profundas que atravessam a sociedade moçambicana atual
Vinte e zinco by Mia Couto( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events of April 25, 1974 in Mozambique affect a small town divided by violence and colonialism. Through an account of the last days of an agent of the secret police and his family, this novel reveals the fears of those in power--those who live in the "big house"--and the hopes of the oppressed--those who live under zinc roofs
O fio das missangas : contos by Mia Couto( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O outro pé da sereia : romance by Mia Couto( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Portuguese and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A imagem de uma santa católica que encanta e perturba a todos os que dela se aproximam é o centro de uma trama dividida em dois momentos históricos, ligados por questões étnicas, religiosas e de destino familiar
Contos do nascer da terra by Mia Couto( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estórias abensonhadas : contos by Mia Couto( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in Portuguese and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na berma de nenhuma estrada e outros contos by Mia Couto( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in Portuguese and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories
The Heinemann book of contemporary African short storiesUnder the frangipaniThe last flight of the flamingoVoices made nightAfricaA river called timeA postmodern nationalist : truth, orality, and gender in the work of Mia Couto
Alternative Names
Couto, António Emilio 1955-

Couto António Emílio Leite

Couto António Emílio Leite 1955-....

Couto Mário Emílio Leite

Couto Mário Emílio Leite 1955-....

Couto, Mia

Couto, Mia pseud

Koto, Mija

Leite Couto, António Emílio

Leite Couto António Emílio 1955-....

Leite Couto, Mário Emílio

Leite Couto Mário Emílio 1955-....

Mia Couto ahli biologi asal Mozambik

Mia Couto écrivain mozambicain

Mia Couto escriptor moçambiquès

Mia Couto escritor mozambicano

Mia Couto escritor mozambiqueño

Mia Couto mosambický spisovatel

Mia Couto Mosambiigi kirjanik

Mia Couto mosambikanischer Schriftsteller

Mia Couto Mozambican writer

Mia Couto pisarz mozambicki

Mia Couto schrijver uit Mozambique

Mia Couto scriitor mozambican

Mia Couto scrittore mozambicano

Μία Κόουτου

Коуту, Миа

קואוטו, מיה

קואוטו, מיה 1955-

קואוטו, מיה, סופר מוזמביקי

קוטו, מיה, 1955-

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