Fiction Mia Couto A River Called Time

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A River Called Time

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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."—The New Statesman

With a magical realism that blurs the boundaries between life and the afterlife in Mozambique, Mia Couto captures Africa today—a brilliant dissonance of old and new sounds.

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Mia Couto was born in 1955 in Mozambique and is the most prominent writer in Portuguese-speaking Africa. He has been active as a journalist and during the revolutionary struggle headed the AIM news agency. He now lives in Maputo where he works as an environmental biologist and runs the Mozambique part of the Kruger National Park.

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"Extraordinary vistion...his prose is suffused with striking images." -Washington Post "Original and fresh...quite unlike anything else I have read from Africa." -Doris Lessing

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