Mia Couto

  • The cover to Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto
    New York. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2018. 272 pages. The first entry in a planned trilogy, Mia Couto’s Woman of the Ashes is a beautiful and grotesque force interweaving history with myth. A...
  • Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto
    David Brookshaw, tr. New York. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2015. ISBN 9780374129231. Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize, Mia Couto’s Confession of the Lioness tackles large iss...
  • Mia Couto delivering his acceptance speech.
    One of the most prominent writers in Portuguese-speaking Africa, Mia Couto was born in 1955 in Beira, Mozambique. Couto studied medicine and biology in Maputo and began his literary career du...
  • Mia Couto

    “Some critics have called Mia Couto ‘the smuggler writer,’ a sort of Robin Hood of words who steals meanings to make them available in every tongue, forcing apparently separate worlds to...

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