The Blind Fisherman (Penguin African Writers)

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The Blind Fisherman is a compilation of Mia Couto’s early short stories—as first presented to the English-speaking world in his two collections: Voices Made Night (1990) and Every Man is a Race (1994). It was in these collections that Mia Couto first announced himself as a writer of international importance, constructing stories that blended the unique history of Mozambique with a magic realism that both transcended and was inspired by the legacy of Portuguese colonialism and the subsequent civil war.

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Couto works as an agronomist.

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Extraordinary vision ... his prose is suffused with striking images The Washington Post To read Mia Couto is to encounter a peculiarly African sensibility, a writer of fluid, fragmentary narratives ... remarkable New Statesman

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