The Last Flight of the Flamingo
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Last Flight of the Flamingo


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Serpents Tail
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061325323


The Last Flight of the Flamingo Book Description :

“A wonderful mix of magical realism and wordplay that has a similar tone to Márquez at his best. Couto writes in an idiom all his own that feels authentically African.”—Ink In Mozambique after the end of the civil war, local soldiers have been unaccountably blown up. When it begins to happen to UN peacekeepers, a high-level delegation visits the village of Tizangara to initiate an investigation. As the UN investigation unfolds, Mia Couto brilliantly shows how the perceptions of events both inside and outside the country are altered when interpreted from an African perspective. Mia Couto was born in 1955 in Mozambique and is the most prominent Portuguese-speaking African writer. He now lives in Maputo, where he manages the Great Limpopo Transfr...

Flight of the Flamingo

Flight of the Flamingo


  • Author : Sangeeta Mall
  • Publisher : Westland
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Children with disabilities
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9382618996


Flight of the Flamingo Book Description :

"Preeta Dhingra, an editor at Pradhan Publishers, has a dead-end job editing cheap romantic fiction. Life changes when one day a submission lands on her desk, a compilation of stories by well-known women whose public lives shield the terrible trauma of marital infidelity. Anchoring this project is celebrity banker Sonia Vaswani, a financial powerhouse whose marriage of twenty years has ended in divorce. Now Sonia has chosen to go public with the facts and share her vulnerability with the whole world. Preeta, single mother of a physically challenged child prodigy, chooses to go ahead with the publication of the book in defiance of her boss's fiat against it. In doing so, she puts at risk her job, the trust of her friend, Sonia, and her relationship wi...

A Companion to Mia Couto

A Companion to Mia Couto


  • Author : Grant Hamilton
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847011459


A Companion to Mia Couto Book Description :

This new research in English on the work of the Mozambican writer Mia Couto provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical terrain of Couto's literary thought....

Indigenous Creatures  Native Knowledges  and the Arts

Indigenous Creatures Native Knowledges and the Arts


  • Author : Wendy Woodward
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319568744


Indigenous Creatures Native Knowledges and the Arts Book Description :

This volume illuminates how creative representations remain sites of ongoing struggles to engage with animals in indigenous epistemologies. Traditionally imagined in relation to spiritual realms and the occult, animals have always been more than primitive symbols of human relations. Whether as animist gods, familiars, conduits to ancestors, totems, talismans, or co-creators of multispecies cosmologies, animals act as vital players in the lives of cultures. From early days in colonial contact zones through contemporary expressions in art, film, and literature, the volume’s unique emphasis on Southern Africa and North America – historical loci of the greatest ranges of species and linguistic diversity – help to situate how indigenous knowledges o...

 ReCapricorning  the Atlantic

ReCapricorning the Atlantic


  • Author : Peter M. Beattie
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299237837


ReCapricorning the Atlantic Book Description :

This special issue of Luso-Brazilian Review includes articles on the Lusophone South Atlantic by historians of Africa and Brazil originally presented in May of 2006 at the Michigan State University and University of Michigan’s Atlantic History Workshop “ReCapricorning the Atlantic: Luso-Brazilian and Luso-African Perspectives on the Atlantic World.” Workshop participants set out to “ReCapricorn the Atlantic” by assessing how new research on the Lusophone South Atlantic modifies, challenges, or confirms major trends and paradigms in the expanding scholarship on Atlantic History....

The Flight of the Flamingo

The Flight of the Flamingo


  • Author : Alonzo Allen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1593300549


The Flight of the Flamingo Book Description :

This is a hard-hitting novel set during the revolutionary period of the Americas. Tyson Grant, fresh from England, arrives in Jamaica as Assistant to the Governor General. Quickly he finds love and unexpected adventure that carries him to Colonial America. There, he and his friends experience tyranny when captured by invading British forces. Escape leads back to Jamaica, where death is lurking everywhere as he and his friends attempt to rescue his love from revolting Jamaican slaves led by the cunning Serwak. Even during the violence of the era, love will not be denied....

Sleepwalking Land
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Sleepwalking Land


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781852428976


Sleepwalking Land Book Description :

Mia Couto's first novel, judged one of the twelve best African books of the 20th century...

Translation and Violent Conflict

Translation and Violent Conflict


  • Author : Moira Inghilleri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-01-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317620594


Translation and Violent Conflict Book Description :

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

World Authors  2000 2005

World Authors 2000 2005


  • Author : Jennifer Curry
  • Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018867322


World Authors 2000 2005 Book Description :

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance. Each profile also includes critical evaluation, a list of the author's principal works with date first published, a list of major critical works, and a portrait or photograph where available....