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Mia Couto

Writer, biologist, journalist, poet

Writer, biologist, journalist and poet. A winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2014 and the Camões Prize 2013 among others, his work has been published in over 20 countries and translated to a number of languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Serbian and Estonian. His literary style is influenced by magical realism and characterized by the introduction of Mozambican regional vocabularies and linguistic structures into Portuguese. Through the use of new proverbs, legends, metaphors and riddles, the author lends his singular, hybrid ouevre a strongly poetic air.

Update: 4 April 2016



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My Africa

Lecture by Mia Couto