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Author Couto, Mia, 1955-

Title Every man is a race / Mia Couto ; translated by David Brookshaw.

Published Oxford : Heinemann, 1994.

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 UniM Bail  869.3 COUTO    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Short stories. English. Selections
Physical description 118 p. ; 20 cm.
Series African writers series
Notes Translation of selected works from: Cada homem é uma raça (Lisbon: Caminho, 1990), and Cronicando (Lisbon: Caminho, 1989).
"Set in Mozambique, the stories reflect the legacy of Portuguese colonialism and the tragedy of the subsequent civil war"--Cover.
Contents Rosa Caramela -- The private apocalypse of Uncle Gegue -- Rosalinda's journey to neverness -- The bird-dreaming baobab -- The Russian princess -- The blind fisherman -- Woman of me -- The legend of the foreigner's bride -- The flagpoles of Beyondwards -- The letter -- The seated shadow -- The rise of Joao Bate-Certo -- The swapped medals -- Whites -- The stain -- The secret love of Deolinda -- Fisherman on departure, hero on arrival -- A gentle voice of dust.
Summary 'A man's story is always badly told. That's because a person never stops being born. Nobody leads one sole life, we are all multiplied into different and ever-changeable men.' So it is with all the stories in this collection, which never make a definitive judgement on the individual life, but only suggest its possibilities. Set in Mozambique, the stories reflect the legacy of Portuguese colonialism and the tragedy of the subsequent civil war. Mia Couto's first collection, Voices Made Night, was described as 'lyrical', 'magical' and 'compassionate' by the reviewers, who were unanimous in identifying a significant new talent from the continent. This volume confirms that judgement.
Subject Couto, Mia, 1955- -- Translations into English.
Mozambique -- Fiction.
ISBN 0435909827 : $9.95 (U.S.)