By Grant Hamilton,David Huddart

ISBN-10: 1847011454

ISBN-13: 9781847011459

ISBN-10: 1847011543

ISBN-13: 9781847011541

Already well-established within the Lusophone international, Mia Couto is more and more said as an enormous 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 overseas 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 stories in English approximately his writing.

Mia Couto is understood for his creative re-working of Portuguese, making it distinctively Mozambicanin personality. This ebook brings jointly the various key students of his paintings equivalent to Phillip Rothwell, Luís Madureira, and his long-time English translator David Brookshaw. individuals research not just his early works, which have been written within the context of the 16-year post-independence civil struggle in Mozambique, but additionally the huge 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 individuals have interaction with the importance of Couto's writing to modern discussions of African literature, Lusophone stories and international literature.

supply Hamilton is affiliate Professor of English literatureat the chinese language college 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: international Englishes and Postcolonial Studies (Liverpool collage Press, 2014]

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