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A Companion to Mia Couto by Grant Hamilton,David Huddart

By Grant Hamilton,David Huddart

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

Mia Couto is understood for his innovative re-working of Portuguese, making it distinctively Mozambicanin personality. This booklet brings jointly many of the key students of his paintings reminiscent of Phillip Rothwell, Luís Madureira, and his long-time English translator David Brookshaw. participants learn not just his early works, which have been written within the context of the 16-year post-independence civil battle in Mozambique, but additionally the broad 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 interact with the importance of Couto's writing to modern discussions of African literature, Lusophone reports 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: global Englishes and Postcolonial Studies (Liverpool college Press, 2014]

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