A Companion to Mia Couto by Grant Hamilton,David Huddart PDF

By Grant Hamilton,David Huddart

Already well-established within the Lusophone global, Mia Couto is more and more said as an immense voice in global literature. Winner of the Cames Prize for Literature in 2013, the main prestigious literary prize honouring Lusophone writers, he was once offered 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 serious reports in English approximately his writing.

Mia Couto is understood for his ingenious re-working of Portuguese, making it distinctively Mozambicanin personality. This e-book brings jointly a few of the key students of his paintings similar to Phillip Rothwell, Luís Madureira, and his long-time English translator David Brookshaw. participants research not just his early works, that have been written within the context of the 16-year post-independence civil conflict in Mozambique, but additionally the extensive 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 have interaction with the importance of Couto's writing to modern discussions of African literature, Lusophone reviews and international literature.

provide 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 college Press, 2014]

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