A Companion to Mia Couto

A Companion to Mia Couto


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ISBN-13: 9781847011459
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 09/16/2016
Pages: 255
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Notes on Contributors x

Introduction Grant Hamilton David Huddart 1

An Interview with Mia Couto: Conducted Grant Hamilton David Ruddart (translated from the Portuguese David Brookshaw) 14

1 Mia Couto in Context David Brookshaw 17

2 Uma coisa fraterna: Mia Couto & the Mutumbela Gogo Theater Group Luís Madureira 25

3 Reading Raiz de orvalho: Counterpointing Literary Genres in the Work of Mia Couro Elena Brugioni 49

4 Spaces of Magic: Mia Couto's Relational Practices Irene Marques 64

5 Mia Couto or the Art of Storytelling Patrick Chabal 86

6 The Multiple Worlds of Mia Couto Bill Ashcroft 106

7 'Ask Life' Animism & the Metaphysical Detective David Huddart 125

8 Mia Couto & Translation Stefan Helgesson 140

9 Jesusalem: Empty Fathers & Women's Texts Phillip Rothwell 157

10 Trauma: Repetition & Pure Repetition in The Tuner of Silences Grant Hamilton 170

11 Seeing Like a Crocodile Bird Mia Couto's The Last Flight of the Flamingo Andrew Mahlstedt 188

12 Mia Couto & Nostalgia: Reading The Last Flight of the Flamingo Emily Chow 203

13 Mia Couto, Contexts & Issues: A Bibliographic Essay Grant Hamilton David Huddart 213

Bibliography 222

Index 236

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