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Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Although his name sounded familiar, the information I gathered was very sparse.
I knew he was a writer from Angola and that his books are being read all over Brazilian schools. This title, specifically, had been recommended to me by a friend with african roots and he praised the book - and the author - for having the ability to describe things from a black woman's perspective, whereas Mia Couto himself is a white man.
Not legit, according to my friend, but well done. So even not knowing too much about the story or its creator, I had great expectations.
Imagine my surprise when I find myself struggling against an exaggerated narrative only in order to keep my mind from flying away to other thoughts. My opinion is that when one has to put too much effort in concentrating in order to read a paragraph, something is terribly wrong. Of course, there are cases the problem lays with the reader - a spoiled week, credit cards' debts, a broken heart, etc.
However, I believe good books are, among other things, a sweet escape to another reality, preferentially one without my own debts and dumps. Interestingly, the problem does not lay in the characters or in the plot.
They all have plenty potential to make a good story. Mia Couto's narrative, however, turns the events in a mix of poetry and thoughts that, instead transforming the text into a delightful food for the soul, makes it tedious and difficult to absorb.
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A confissao da leoa
Confession of the Lioness is a novel written by award-winning Mozambican author Mia Couto. Originally published in , it was translated from Portuguese to English in by David Brookshaw, and it was also a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize in The story is set in the 21st Century and inspired by real events that Couto experienced and real people with whom he interacted during his work as an environmental field officer in Cabo Delgado , Mozambique in Couto establishes the story through the perspective of Mariamar, the sister of the most recent victim, and Archangel Bullseye, a hunter hired by the government. The next morning, Mariamar's father, Genito Mpepe, informs Hanifa that a hunter is being sent in from Mozambique's capital, Maputo, to aid their village. In Maputo, Archangel or "Archie" Bullseye discovers that he is the hunter who has been chosen to aid Kulumani. Before he departs, he visits his brother, Roland, who was placed in a mental hospital as a child.
‘A Confissão da Leoa’ (‘Confession of the Lioness’) by Mia Couto