New PDF release: A Companion to Mia Couto

By Grant Hamilton,David Huddart

Already well-established within the Lusophone international, 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 provided the Neustadt overseas Prize for Literature in 2014, and in 2015 was once shortlisted for the fellow Booker overseas Prize. but, regardless of thishigh profile there are only a few full-length severe stories in English approximately his writing.

Mia Couto is understood for his imaginitive re-working of Portuguese, making it distinctively Mozambicanin personality. This ebook brings jointly a few of the key students of his paintings resembling 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 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 members interact with the importance of Couto's writing to modern discussions of African literature, Lusophone reviews and international literature.

supply 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 college ofHong Kong and is writer of Involuntary institutions: international Englishes and Postcolonial Studies (Liverpool collage Press, 2014]

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