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Sleepwalking Land (in Portuguese: Terra Sonâmbula) is a novel written by Mia Couto, a Mozambican writer, first published in Portuguese in and translated . 9 dez. Transcript of TERRA SONÂMBULA. Índice 1º – Quem é o autor? 2º – O livro 3º – A história 4º – Personagem favorita 5º – Citação favorita. Aula do Livro – Mayombe e Terra Sonâmbula. Public. · Hosted by Prestes Vestibulares. Interested. clock. Saturday, October 28, at PM – PM UTC-.

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And if you don’t like magical realism You can’t really read him for plot, more for the interesting symbolism and quiet prose of his writing.



Mia Couto lijkt de taal opnieuw uit te vinden. May 15, David McDannald rated it it was ok. I’ve ordered this book livr, as I spotted it before and it looks fascinating. The road in the notebooks they find is the path of a magical journey towards love and meaning, partly in a spirit world similar to Ben Okri’s by a young man called Kindzu. They encounter a man who spend his time spinning sisal to ,ia a rope to hang himself.

It’s traumatic writing, cracked clear through and showing the other side. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Explore the Home Gift Guide.


I prefer this book to either of those. On top of that, I know I may not be acquainted with all of the nuances of Mozambican culture, but there were events that took place in the book that were confusing and unsettling – I at times wasn’t sure if they were mere figments of magical realism, or meant to speak directly to elements of the culture itself.

In the “Sleepwalking Land” the separation of parent and child is real, despite the aforementioned parade of spectres. Zijn stijl is voor mij puur genieten. You can expect to get impressions of how a long civil war this one in Mozambique, but it may as well apply to any other war twists peoples lives, dreams, desires and aspirations.

The dream sequences and spirit world moments lift this story above the harsh reality of the world, they do not remove the characters from it.

But it is beautifully written. Weinig schrijvers slagen daar echt goed in maar Couto vertelt twee afzonderlijke verhalen even meesterlijk en laat ze dan prachtig in elkaar overvloeien. View all 3 comments.

Em publicou o seu primeiro livro de poesia, Raiz de Orvalho, que inclui poemas contra a propaganda marxista militante. On display is the art of storytelling. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. You like your own race. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Or perhaps it’s not as grand as all that. I know that this was largely intentional, but it made it less enjoyable to read. Companhia das Letras Language: Kind of an African “Arabian Nights”. The boy dreams of finding his parents but his companion warns him not to even think of it because children are such a burden to parents in this strife-torn land.


Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto

It goes without saying that it was a horrifying period in Mozambican history. I can’t say I would recommend this book to everyone.

There is a road but no destination, the road ceased to offer hope and now offers only the promise of criminals passing by, of attacks, of death. No fim destes escritos, serei de novo uma sombra sem voz. Muidinga and Tuahir take the notebooks with them into the scorched remnants of the bus that they use as a shelter. While clearing the bodies, they find a notebook by Kindzu.

There is a road but no destination, the road ceased to offer hope and now offers only the promise of criminals passing by, of attacks, of slnambula.