Popular Mozambique Books

15+ [Hand Picked] Popular Books On Mozambique

Discover the list of some best books written on Mozambique by popular award winning authors. These book on topic Mozambique highly popular among the readers worldwide.

3.3/5

Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto , David Brookshaw (Translator)

As the civil war rages in 1980s Mozambique, an old man and a young boy, refugees from the war, seek shelter in a burnt-out bus. Among the effects of a dead passenger, they come across a set of notebooks that tell of his life. As the boy reads the story to his elderly companion, this story and their own develop in tandem. Written in 1992, Mia Couto’s first novel is a powerf As the civil war rages in 1980s Mozambique, an old man and a young boy, refugees from the war, seek shelter in a burnt-out bus. Among the effects of a dead passenger, they come across a set of notebooks that tell of his life. As the boy reads the story to his elderly companion, this story and their own develop in tandem. Written in 1992, Mia Couto’s first novel is a powerful indictment of the suffering war brings.

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3.4/5

Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto , David Brookshaw (Translation)

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. 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.

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4.3/5

Niketche: Uma História de Poligamia by Paulina Chiziane

Negra de origem humilde, Paulina Chiziane teve de percorrer um longo caminho at√© se firmar como escritora. Primeira mulher mo√ßambicana a publicar um romance, a autora faz uma literatura ligada √†s suas ra√≠zes culturais, abordando temas femininos num pa√≠s em que a atividade √© exercida quase em sua totalidade por homens. Niketche conta a hist√≥ria de Tony, um alto funcion√°rio d Negra de origem humilde, Paulina Chiziane teve de percorrer um longo caminho at√© se firmar como escritora. Primeira mulher mo√ßambicana a publicar um romance, a autora faz uma literatura ligada √†s suas ra√≠zes culturais, abordando temas femininos num pa√≠s em que a atividade √© exercida quase em sua totalidade por homens. Niketche conta a hist√≥ria de Tony, um alto funcion√°rio da pol√≠cia, e sua mulher Rami, casados h√° vinte anos. Certo dia, Rami descobre que o marido √© pol√≠gamo: tem outras quatro mulheres e v√°rios filhos. As esposas de Tony est√£o espalhadas pelo pa√≠s: em Maputo, em Inhambane, na Zamb√©zia, em Nampula, em Cabo Delgado. Numa decis√£o surpreendente, Rami decide ir atr√°s das mulheres do marido. O romance retrata a busca de Rami como uma incurs√£o pelo desconhecido e uma tentativa de lidar com a diferen√ßa, simbolizada pelas amantes do marido. Niketche √© uma das dan√ßas do norte de Mo√ßambique, extremo oposto de onde mora Rami. Ritual de amor e erotismo, a dan√ßa √© desempenhada pelas meninas durante cerim√īnias de inicia√ß√£o. Narrado em primeira pessoa por Rami, o livro alterna bom humor e lirismo. Neta de uma contadora de hist√≥rias, Chiziane herdou da av√≥ o talento narrativo para construir hist√≥rias simples e envolventes sobre a vida cotidiana em seu pa√≠s.

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5/5

A Varanda do Frangipani by Mia Couto

O romance √© narrado pelo carpinteiro Ermelindo Mucanga, que morreu √†s v√©speras da Independ√™ncia, quando trabalhava nas obras de restauro da Fortaleza de S. Nicolau, onde funciona um asilo para velhos. Ele √© um "xipoco", um fantasma que vive numa cova sob a √°rvore de frangipani na varanda da fortaleza colonial. As autoridades do pa√≠s querem transformar Mucanga em her√≥i naci O romance √© narrado pelo carpinteiro Ermelindo Mucanga, que morreu √†s v√©speras da Independ√™ncia, quando trabalhava nas obras de restauro da Fortaleza de S. Nicolau, onde funciona um asilo para velhos. Ele √© um "xipoco", um fantasma que vive numa cova sob a √°rvore de frangipani na varanda da fortaleza colonial. As autoridades do pa√≠s querem transformar Mucanga em her√≥i nacional, mas ele pretende, ao contr√°rio, morrer definitivamente. Para tanto, precisa "remorrer". Ent√£o, seguindo conselho de seu pangolim (uma esp√©cie de tamandu√° africano), encarna no inspetor de pol√≠cia Izidine Na√≠ta, que est√° a caminho da Fortaleza para investigar a morte do diretor. Mais de vinte anos depois da independ√™ncia de Mo√ßambique, quando a guerra civil j√° arrefeceu, a Fortaleza √© um lugar em que convergem heran√ßas, mem√≥rias e contradi√ß√Ķes de um pa√≠s novo e ao mesmo tempo profundamente ligado √†s tradi√ß√Ķes e aos mitos ancestrais. Da sua varanda se pode enxergar o horizonte. O romance de Mia Couto esbo√ßa, assim, uma sa√≠da ut√≥pica para um pa√≠s em reconstru√ß√£o

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3.2/5

Neighbours: The Story of a Murder by Lília Momplé , Richard Bartlett (Translator) , Isaura De Oliveira (Translator)

On the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid, Narguiss, who 'never wanted anything to do with politics', is more preoccupied with family problems than with the radio news of kidnappings and murders. Nearby, Leia, Januário and their young daughter are caught up in the pleasure and security of finally finding a flat of their own, while Mena, who was once the beauty of her village On the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid, Narguiss, who 'never wanted anything to do with politics', is more preoccupied with family problems than with the radio news of kidnappings and murders. Nearby, Leia, Januário and their young daughter are caught up in the pleasure and security of finally finding a flat of their own, while Mena, who was once the beauty of her village, overhears her husband plotting murder. Before dawn, these innocent people seeking to lead peaceful lives are thrown together in a vicious conspiracy to infiltrate and destabilise Mozambique. Skilfully weaving together present events and age-old traditions through narrative 'snapshots', Lília Momplé gives us, in the drama of a few short hours, an insight into the consequences of Mozambique's complex history.

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4.1/5

O √öltimo Voo do Flamingo by Mia Couto

Tizangara, primeiros anos do p√≥s-guerra. Nesta vila tudo parecia correr bem. Os capacetes azuis j√° haviam chegado para vigiarem o processo de paz, e o dia-a-dia da popula√ß√£o corria numa aparente normalidade. Mas por raz√Ķes que quase todos desconheciam, esses mesmos capacetes azuis come√ßaram, de s√ļbito, a explodir.

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3.2/5

Mulheres de Cinzas by Mia Couto

Primeiro livro da trilogia As Areias do Imperador, Mulheres de cinzas √© um romance hist√≥rico sobre a √©poca em que o sul de Mo√ßambique era governado por Ngungunyane (ou Gungunhane, como ficou conhecido pelos portugueses), o √ļltimo dos l√≠deres do Estado de Gaza - segundo maior imp√©rio no continente comandado por um africano. Em fins do s√©culo XIX, o sargento portugu√™s Germano Primeiro livro da trilogia As Areias do Imperador, Mulheres de cinzas √© um romance hist√≥rico sobre a √©poca em que o sul de Mo√ßambique era governado por Ngungunyane (ou Gungunhane, como ficou conhecido pelos portugueses), o √ļltimo dos l√≠deres do Estado de Gaza - segundo maior imp√©rio no continente comandado por um africano. Em fins do s√©culo XIX, o sargento portugu√™s Germano de Melo foi enviado ao vilarejo de Nkokolani para a batalha contra o imperador que amea√ßava o dom√≠nio colonial. Ali o militar encontra Imani, uma garota de quinze anos que aprendeu a l√≠ngua dos europeus e ser√° sua int√©rprete. Ela pertence √† tribo dos VaChopi, uma das poucas que ousou se opor √† invas√£o de Ngungunyane. Mas, enquanto um de seus irm√£os lutava pela Coroa de Portugal, o outro se unia ao ex√©rcito dos guerreiros do imperador africano. O envolvimento entre Germano e Imani passa a ser cada vez maior, malgrado todas as diferen√ßas entre seus mundos. Por√©m, ela sabe que num pa√≠s assombrado pela guerra dos homens, a √ļnica sa√≠da para uma mulher √© passar despercebida, como se fosse feita de sombras ou de cinzas. Ao unir sua prosa l√≠rica caracter√≠stica a uma extensa pesquisa hist√≥rica, Mia Couto construiu um romance belo e v√≠vido, narrado alternadamente entre a voz da jovem africana e as cartas escritas pelo sargento portugu√™s.

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3.7/5

We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories by Luís Bernardo Honwana , Dorothy Guedes (Translator)

These short stories are all set in Mozambique.

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3.7/5

A Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a powerful stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her na√Įvet√© by her exposure to racism and by her own unexpected inner strengths. Cold and poverty define Hanna Renstr√∂m‚Äôs childhood in remote northern Sweden, From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a powerful stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her na√Įvet√© by her exposure to racism and by her own unexpected inner strengths. Cold and poverty define Hanna Renstr√∂m‚Äôs childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1904, at nineteen, she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life.¬† But none of her hopes‚ÄĒor fears‚ÄĒprepares her for the life she will lead. After two brief marriages both leave her widowed, she finds herself the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white colonists rule, where she is isolated within white society by her profession and her gender, and, among the bordello‚Äôs black prostitutes, by her color. As Hanna‚Äôs story unfurls over the next several years in this ‚Äútreacherous paradise,‚ÄĚ she wrestles with a devastating loneliness and with the racism she‚Äôs meant to unthinkingly adopt. And as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the prostitutes‚Äô, she moves inexorably toward the moment when she will make a decision that defies all the expectations society has of her and, more important, those she has of herself. Gripping in its drama, evocative and searing in its portrait of colonial Africa, A Treacherous Paradise is, at its heart, a deeply moving story of a woman who manages to wrench wisdom, empathy, and grace from the most unforgiving circumstances.¬†

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4/5

Scribbling the Cat by Alexandra Fuller

When Alexandra Bo Fuller was in Zambia a few years ago visiting her parents, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known as being a tough bugger. Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him: Curiosity scibbled the cat, he told her. Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendhip with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the When Alexandra Bo Fuller was in Zambia a few years ago visiting her parents, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known as being a tough bugger. Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him: Curiosity scibbled the cat, he told her. Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendhip with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian War. A man of contradictions, K is battle-scarred and work-weathered, a born-again Christian and given to weeping for the failure of his romantic life and the burden of his memories. Driven by K's these memories of the war, they decide to enter the heart of darkness in the most literal way, by travelling from Zambia through Zimbabwe and Mozambique to visit the scenes of the war and to meet other veterans. The result is a remarkably unbiased and unsentimental glimpse of life in Africa.

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4.3/5

A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer

Nhamo is a virtual slave in her African village in 1981. Before her twelfth birthday, Nhamo runs away to escape marriage to a cruel husband, and spends a year going from Zimbabwe to Mozambique. Alone on the river in a stolen boat, swept into the uncharted heart of a great lake, she battles drowning, starvation, wild animals. Orchard collectible editions have new designs, au Nhamo is a virtual slave in her African village in 1981. Before her twelfth birthday, Nhamo runs away to escape marriage to a cruel husband, and spends a year going from Zimbabwe to Mozambique. Alone on the river in a stolen boat, swept into the uncharted heart of a great lake, she battles drowning, starvation, wild animals. Orchard collectible editions have new designs, author prefaces and discussion guides.

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3.6/5

Bundu by Chris Barnard , Michiel Heyns (Translator)

In a place near Mozambique where no one knows the boundary, drought is changing everything. Tens, then hundreds of people seek refuge in a forgotten outpost where a clinic is run by lonely souls of uncertain training, nuns staunchly determined to serve. But the inundation soon becomes too much for them, and there is no help from outside. Within the small community of outca In a place near Mozambique where no one knows the boundary, drought is changing everything. Tens, then hundreds of people seek refuge in a forgotten outpost where a clinic is run by lonely souls of uncertain training, nuns staunchly determined to serve. But the inundation soon becomes too much for them, and there is no help from outside. Within the small community of outcasts a plan takes shape that is as outrageous as it is inspired. The illegal adventure that follows is a humanitarian act of heroic proportions, yet unsung in the greater world. And in its wake unanswered questions remain: what is it that lies just beyond our reach; why can we not take the final step towards each other?Bundu is about the people and the animals of Africa at the height of their beauty and the depth of their despair. It is a love story and a meditation on the mystery of our powers and the limitations that we share with our brothers, the animals.

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4.9/5

Um Rio Chamado Tempo, Uma Casa Chamada Terra by Mia Couto

Um jovem estudante universit√°rio regressa √† sua ilha-natal para participar no funeral de seu av√ī Mariano. Enquanto aguarda pela cerim√≥nia ele √© testemunha de estranhas visita√ß√Ķes na forma de pessoas e de cartas que lhe chegam do outro lado do mundo. S√£o revela√ß√Ķes de um universo dominado por uma espiritualidade que ele vai reaprendendo. √Ä medida que se apercebe desse unive Um jovem estudante universit√°rio regressa √† sua ilha-natal para participar no funeral de seu av√ī Mariano. Enquanto aguarda pela cerim√≥nia ele √© testemunha de estranhas visita√ß√Ķes na forma de pessoas e de cartas que lhe chegam do outro lado do mundo. S√£o revela√ß√Ķes de um universo dominado por uma espiritualidade que ele vai reaprendendo. √Ä medida que se apercebe desse universo fr√°gil e amea√ßado, ele redescobre uma outra hist√≥ria para a sua pr√≥pria vida e para a da sua terra. A pretexto do relato das extraordin√°rias perip√©cias que rodeiam o funeral, este novo romance de Mia Couto traduz, de uma forma a um tempo ir√≥nica e profundamente po√©tica, a situa√ß√£o de conflito vivida por uma elite ambiciosa e culturalmente distanciada da maioria rural. Uma vez mais, a escrita de Mia Couto leva-nos para uma zona de fronteira entre diferentes racionalidades, onde percep√ß√Ķes diversas do mundo se confrontam, dando conta do mosaico de culturas que √© o seu pa√≠s e das mudan√ßas profundas que atravessam a sociedade mo√ßambicana actual.

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4.6/5

Chronicler of the Winds by Henning Mankell , Tiina Nunnally (Translator)

World famous for his Kurt Wallander mysteries, Henning Mankell has been published in thirty-five countries, with more than 25 million copies of his books in print. In Chronicler of the Winds, he gives us something different: a beautifully crafted novel that is a testament to the power of storytelling itself. On the rooftop of a theater in an African port, a ten-year-old bo World famous for his Kurt Wallander mysteries, Henning Mankell has been published in thirty-five countries, with more than 25 million copies of his books in print. In Chronicler of the Winds, he gives us something different: a beautifully crafted novel that is a testament to the power of storytelling itself. On the rooftop of a theater in an African port, a ten-year-old boy lies slowly dying of bullet wounds. He is Nelio, a leader of street kids, rumored to be a healer and a prophet, and possessed of a strangely ancient wisdom. One of the millions of poor people ‚Äúforced to eat life raw,‚ÄĚ Nelio tells his unforgettable story over the course of nine nights. After bandits cruelly raze his village, he joins the legions of abandoned children living in the city‚Äôs streets. An act of the imagination, an effort to prove to his comrades that life must be more than mere survival, cuts short Nelio‚Äôs life. Already published in thirteen countries, Chronicler of the Winds was shortlisted for the Nordic Council Prize for Literature and was nominated for the Swedish Publishers Association‚Äôs August Prize.

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4.4/5

Every Man Is a Race by Mia Couto , David Brookshaw (Translator)

18 short stories which look at the issues of civil war, petty officialdom and curruption against the backdrop of post-independence Mozambique. They tell the wider Mozambican story through tales of individual men and women, and contain many strange and fantastic incidents.

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