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Mia Couto

Biography

Mia Couto was born António Emílio Leite Couto in 1955 in Beira. His parent came from Portugal. His father was a railway official but also wrote poetry and edited the local newspaper. He studied medicine at medicine at Lourenço Marques University. However, after Mozambique gained its independence, he gave up his studies to become a journalist but finished his studies, obtaining a degree in biology, while working for a newspaper. His first publication was a book of poetry. He then started publishing short stories before writing the novels, for which he is known. He makes use of magic realism in his works as well as fantasy and social realism.

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Carta ao Presidente Bush (in Portuguese)
Interview (in Portuguese)

Bibliography

1983 Raiz do Orvalho (poetry)
1986 Vozes Anoitecidas (Voices Made Night) (stories)
1990 Cada Homem é uma Raça (Every Man Is a Race) (stories)
1991 Cronicando (articles)
1992 Terra Sonámbula (Sleepwalking Land) (novel)
1994 Estórias Abensonhadas (stories)
1996 A Varanda do Frangipani (Under the Frangipani) (novel)
1997 Contos do Nascer da Terra (stories)
1998 Mar Me Quer (novel)
1999 Vinte e Zinco (stories)
1999 Raiz de orvalho e outros poemas
2000 O Último Voo do Flamingo (The Last Flight of the Flamingo) (novel)
2001 O Gato e o Escuro (children)
2001 Na Berma de Nenhuma Estrada e Outros Contos (stories)
2002 Um Rio Chamado Tempo, uma Casa Chamada Terra (A River Called Time) (novel)
2002 Contos do Nascer da Terra (stories)
2003 O País do Queixa Andar (articles)
2003 O Fio das Missangas (stories)
2004 A chuva pasmada (novel)
2005 Pensatempos: textos de opinião (Pensativities: Selected Essays) (articles)
2006 O Outro Pé da Sereia (novel)
2007 Idades Cidades Divindades (poetry)
2008 Venenos de Deus, Remédios do Diabo (novel)
2008 O Beijo da Palavrinha (children)
2009 Jesusalém (Brazil: Antes de nascer o mundo) (Tuner of Silences) (novel)
2009 E Se Obama Fosse Africano? E Outras Interinvenções (essay)
2010 Pensageiro frequente (novel)
2010 The Blind Fisherman (contains Vozes Anoitecidas (Voices Made Night) and Cada Homem é uma Raça (Every Man Is a Race)) (stories)
2011 Tradutor de Chuvas (poetry)
2012 A confissão da leoa (Confession of the Lioness) (novel)
2013 A menina sem palavra (stories)
2014 Vagas e lumes (poetry)
2015 Mulheres de Cinzas(novel)
2016 A Espada e a Azagaia (novel)