Mozambican Writers: MIA Couto, Marcelino DOS Santos, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Paulina Chiziane, Ualalapi, Luis Bernardo Honwana

 
9781156134047: Mozambican Writers: MIA Couto, Marcelino DOS Santos, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Paulina Chiziane, Ualalapi, Luis Bernardo Honwana
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Chapters: Mia Couto, Marcelino Dos Santos, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Paulina Chiziane, Ualalapi, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Yohanna Barnaba Abdallah, Sara Pinto Coelho, Lina Magaia. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 32. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Mia Couto, is a world-renowned Mozambican writer. Couto was born António Emílio Leite Couto on July 5, 1955 in the city of Beira, Portuguese Mozambiques second largest city, where he was also raised and schooled. He is the son of Portuguese emigrants who moved to the former Portuguese colony in the 1950s. At the age of fourteen, some of his poetry was published in a local newspaper, Notícias da Beira. Three years later, in 1971, he moved to the capital Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) and began to study medicine at the University of Lourenço Marques. During this time, the anti-colonial guerrilla and political movement FRELIMO was struggling to overthrow the Portuguese colonial rule in Mozambique. In April 1974, after the Carnation Revolution in Lisbon and the overthrow of the Estado Novo regime, Mozambique was about to become an independent republic. In 1974, FRELIMO asked Couto to suspend his studies for a year to work as a journalist for Tribuna until September of 1975 and then as the director of the newly-created Mozambique Information Agency (AIM). Later, he ran the Tempo magazine until 1981. His first book of poems, Raiz de Orvalho, was published in 1983; it included texts aimed against the dominance of Marxist militant propaganda. Couto continued working for the newspaper Notícias until 1985 when he resigned to finish his course of study in biology. Not only is Mia Couto considered one of the most important writers in Mozambique, but many of his works have been published in more than 20 countries and in various languages, including Portug...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1166185

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