Confession of the Lioness Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Confession of the Lioness


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374710958

GET BOOK
Confession of the Lioness Excerpt :

A dark, poetic mystery about the women of the remote village of Kulumani and the lionesses that hunt them Told through two haunting, interwoven diaries, Mia Couto's Confession of the Lioness reveals the mysterious world of Kulumani, an isolated village in Mozambique whose traditions and beliefs are threatened when ghostlike lionesses begin hunting the women who live there. Mariamar, a woman whose sister was killed in a lioness attack, finds her life thrown into chaos when the outsider Archangel Bullseye, the marksman hired to kill the lionesses, arrives at the request of the village elders. Mariamar's father imprisons her in her home, where she relives painful memories of past abuse and hopes to be rescued by Archangel. Meanwhile, Archangel tracks the lionesses in the wilderness, but when he begins to suspect there is more to them than meets the eye, he starts to lose control of his hands. The hunt grows more dangerous, until it's no safer inside Kulumani than outside it. As the men of Kulumani feel increasingly threatened by the outsider, the forces of modernity upon their traditional culture, and the danger of their animal predators closing in, it becomes clear the lionesses might not be real lionesses at all but spirits conjured by the ancient witchcraft of the women themselves. Both a riveting mystery and a poignant examination of women's oppression, Confession of the Lioness explores the confrontation between the modern world and ancient traditions to produce an atmospheric, gripping novel.

Confession of Lioness A Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Confession of Lioness A


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0734399405

GET BOOK
Confession of Lioness A Excerpt :

No Marketing Blurb

A History of European Literature Book

A History of European Literature


  • Author : Walter Cohen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191078910

GET BOOK
A History of European Literature Excerpt :

Walter Cohen argues that the history of European literature and each of its standard periods can be illuminated by comparative consideration of the different literary languages within Europe and by the ties of European literature to world literature. World literature is marked by recurrent, systematic features, outcomes of the way that language and literature are at once the products of major change and its agents. Cohen tracks these features from ancient times to the present, distinguishing five main overlapping stages. Within that framework, he shows that European literatures ongoing internal and external relationships are most visible at the level of form rather than of thematic statement or mimetic representation. European literature emerges from world literature before the birth of Europe — during antiquity, whose Classical languages are the heirs to the complex heritage of Afro-Eurasia. This legacy is later transmitted by Latin to the various vernaculars. The uniqueness of the process lies in the gradual displacement of the learned language by the vernacular, long dominated by Romance literatures. That development subsequently informs the second crucial differentiating dimension of European literature: the multicontinental expansion of its languages and characteristic genres, especially the novel, beginning in the Renaissance. This expansion ultimately results in the reintegration of European literature into world literature and thus in the creation of todays global literary system. The distinctiveness of European literature is to be found in these interrelated trajectories.

Confession of the Lioness Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Confession of the Lioness


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Harvill Secker
  • Release Date : 2018-07-12
  • Genre: Mozambique
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1787301311

GET BOOK
Confession of the Lioness Excerpt :

Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017 A finalist for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize My sister Silência was the most recent victim of the lions, which have been tormenting our village for some weeks now... When Mariamar Mpepe's sister is killed by lions, her father imprisons her at home. With only the ghost of her sister for company, she dreams of escape, and of the hunter who abandoned her years before. I'm the last of the hunters. And this is my last hunt. Archangel Bullseye, born into a long line of marksmen, is summoned back to Kulumani. But as he tracks the lions in the surrounding wilderness, his suspicions grow - that the darkest threats lie not outside the village, but at its very heart. What was happening was what always happened: The lions were coming back... Set in a forgotten corner of East Africa haunted by superstition, tradition and the shades of civil war, this is a struggle that blurs the savagery of nature, and the savagery of man.

Sea Loves Me Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Sea Loves Me


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771963893

GET BOOK
Sea Loves Me Excerpt :

New and selected fiction, over half in English for the first time, from the winner of the 2014 Neustadt Prize. Known internationally for his novels, Neustadt Prize-winner Mia Couto first became famous for his short stories. Sea Loves Me includes sixty-four of his best, thirty-six of which appear in English for the first time. Covering the entire arc of Couto's career, this collection displays the Mozambican author's inventiveness, sensitivity, and social range with greater richness than any previous collection—from early stories that reflect the harshness of life under Portuguese colonialism; to magical tales of rural Africa; to contemporary fables of the fluidity of race and gender, environmental disaster, and the clash between the countryside and the city. The title novella, long acclaimed as one of Couto's best works but never before available in English, caps this collection with the lyrical story of a search for a lost father that leads unexpectedly to love.

Woman of the Ashes Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Woman of the Ashes


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374715663

GET BOOK
Woman of the Ashes Excerpt :

The first in a trilogy about the last emperor of southern Mozambique by one of Africa’s most important writers Southern Mozambique, 1894. Sergeant Germano de Melo is posted to the village of Nkokolani to oversee the Portuguese conquest of territory claimed by Ngungunyane, the last of the leaders of the state of Gaza, the second-largest empire led by an African. Ngungunyane has raised an army to resist colonial rule and with his warriors is slowly approaching the border village. Desperate for help, Germano enlists Imani, a fifteen-year-old girl, to act as his interpreter. She belongs to the VaChopi tribe, one of the few who dared side with the Portuguese. But while one of her brothers fights for the Crown of Portugal, the other has chosen the African emperor. Standing astride two kingdoms, Imani is drawn to Germano, just as he is drawn to her. But she knows that in a country haunted by violence, the only way out for a woman is to go unnoticed, as if made of shadows or ashes. Alternating between the voices of Imani and Germano, Mia Couto’s Woman of the Ashes combines vivid folkloric prose with extensive historical research to give a spellbinding and unsettling account of war-torn Mozambique at the end of the nineteenth century.

Leela s Gift Book

Leela s Gift


  • Author : Janet Levine
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9780557531424

GET BOOK
Leela s Gift Excerpt :

High in the Himalayas, Leela, a New Yorker, unexpectedly undertakes a terrifying yet ultimately enlightening spiritual journey into the deepest secrets of her mind. In Darjeeling, at Maharishi's ashram, under the sure guidance of the yogi master, she reaches her great realization. On her return to New York she struggles, and ultimately succeeds, in sharing the secret teachings of her vision. The novel uncovers archetypal and highly relevant spiritual teachings. East meets West in Leela helping her as Maharishi says, "To understand ancient wisdom in a modern world." Meditation and yoga offer practical paths to freedom from the often dispiriting and desperate quality of our contemporary lives. In captivating prose the novel intertwines Leela's journey with modern philosophy and primal wisdom telling a story as old as the human heart.

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442427655

GET BOOK
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Excerpt :

On her first tour as a knight errant, Alanna assumes a position of influence with a fierce desert tribe, makes some changes in the role of women in the society, and continues her own emotional development.

Philida Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Philida


  • Author : Andre Brink
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345805041

GET BOOK
Philida Excerpt :

This is what it is to be a slave: that everything is decided for you from out there. You just got to listen and do as they tell you. You don’t say no. You don’t ask questions. You just do what they tell you. But far at the back of your head you think: Soon there must come a day when I can say for myself: This and that I shall do, this and that I shall not. In Philida, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, André Brink—“one of South Africa's greatest novelists” (The Telegraph)—gives us his most powerful novel yet; the truly unforgettable story of a female slave, and her fierce determination to survive and to be free. It is 1832 in South Africa, the year before slavery is abolished and the slaves are emancipated. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. When Francois’s father orders him to marry a woman from a prominent Cape Town family, Francois reneges on his promise to give Philida her freedom, threatening instead to sell her to new owners in the harsh country up north. Here is the remarkable story—based on individuals connected to the author’s family—of a fiercely independent woman who will settle for nothing and for no one. Unwilling to accept the future that lies ahead of her, Philida continues to test the limits and lodges a complaint against the Brink family. Then she sets off on a journey—from the southernmost reaches of the Cape, across a great wilderness, to the far north of the country—in order to reclaim her soul.

Wild Magic Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Wild Magic


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-12-08
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439115176

GET BOOK
Wild Magic Excerpt :

Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of the Immortals series, featuring an updated cover for longtime fans and fresh converts alike, and including an all-new afterword from Tamora Pierce. Thirteen-year-old Daine has always had a special connection with animals, but only when she’s forced to leave home does she realize it’s more than a knack—it’s magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but she can also make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen’s Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student. Under Numair’s guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she encounters other beings, too, who are not so gentle. These terrifying creatures, called Immortals, have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years—but now someone has broken the barrier. And it’s up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an Immortal attack.

Sleepwalking Land Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Sleepwalking Land


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9781852428976

GET BOOK
Sleepwalking Land Excerpt :

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

The House In Windward Leaves Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The House In Windward Leaves


  • Author : Katherine L. Holmes
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-01-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781365493096

GET BOOK
The House In Windward Leaves Excerpt :

Halloween night, the wayward Sadie leads her friends past cardboard cut-outs of the painter Mistral and a lady at the leaf-covered house on Windward Road. A mural transports them to an enchanted star where their costumes become real. As Fortuneteller, Sadie only has to look in her crystal ball to help the others with their transformations. Her friend Candy is the Homecoming Queen and her brother has turned into a zebra. That begins the adventures of Sadie and the enchanted children who make up the bizarre star community. Then Mistral's woman friend finds that her star-of-sapphire necklace is missing. The winner of this treasure hunt is granted a boon from Enchanter Mistral. But other wishes have to be discovered. Finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Top Ten Books of 2013, Kid Lit Reviews “The House in Windward Leaves is a thrilling tale ...highly recommended." Midwest Book Review

Every Man is a Race Book

Every Man is a Race


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 0435909827

GET BOOK
Every Man is a Race Excerpt :

'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.

Confessions in Elysium Book

Confessions in Elysium


  • Author : Christoph Martin Wieland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1804
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014653227

GET BOOK
Confessions in Elysium Excerpt :

Under the Frangipani Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Under the Frangipani


  • Author : Mia Couto
  • Publisher : Serpents Tail
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 1846686768

GET BOOK
Under the Frangipani Excerpt :

Detective and mystery stories. Suspense fiction. A police inspector is investigating a strange murder, a case in which all the suspects are eager to claim responsibility for the act. Set in a former Portuguese fort which stored slaves and ivory, Under the Frangipani combines fable and allegory, dreams and myths with an earthy humour. The dead meet the living, language is invented, reality is constantly changing. In a story which is partly a thriller, partly an exploration of language itself, Mia Couto surprises and delights, and shows just why he is one of the most important African writers of today."