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By Grant Hamilton,David Huddart

ISBN-10: 1847011454

ISBN-13: 9781847011459

ISBN-10: 1847011543

ISBN-13: 9781847011541

Already well-established within the Lusophone global, Mia Couto is more and more stated as a big voice in global literature. Winner of the Cames Prize for Literature in 2013, the main prestigious literary prize honouring Lusophone writers, he was once presented the Neustadt foreign Prize for Literature in 2014, and in 2015 used to be shortlisted for the fellow Booker overseas Prize. but, regardless of thishigh profile there are only a few full-length serious experiences in English approximately his writing.

Mia Couto is understood for his resourceful re-working of Portuguese, making it distinctively Mozambicanin personality. This publication brings jointly a few of the key students of his paintings reminiscent of Phillip Rothwell, Luís Madureira, and his long-time English translator David Brookshaw. participants research not just his early works, which have been written within the context of the 16-year post-independence civil conflict in Mozambique, but in addition the vast span of Couto's modern writing as a novelist, brief tale author, poet and essayist. There are contributions on his paintings in ecology, theatre and journalism, in addition to on translation and Mozambican nationalist politics. most significantly the participants interact with the importance of Couto's writing to modern discussions of African literature, Lusophone experiences and global literature.

provide Hamilton is affiliate Professor of English literatureat the chinese language collage of Hong Kong. he's the editor of Reading Marechera (James Currey, 2013).
David Huddart is affiliate Professor of English literature on the chinese language collage ofHong Kong and is writer of Involuntary institutions: global Englishes and Postcolonial Studies (Liverpool collage Press, 2014]

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