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Under the frangipani

Author: Mia Couto
Publisher: Cape Town : David Philip, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Translations
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mia Couto
ISBN: 0864863780 9780864863782
OCLC Number: 46897192
Notes: Translated from the Portuguese: A varanda do frangipani.
Description: viii, 150 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: This book pitches us straight into an African world where people can walk through the door separating reality from the spirit world. Coming back from the dead, the narrator inhabits a Mozambican police inspector who is investigating a murder. A murder where all the suspects are eager to claim they alone have killed the victim ... The story is set in a former Portuguese fort that used to store slaves and ivory, but now offers a refuge to old people such as Little Miss No. who describes how she turns into water as means of escape, and Navaia, an old man-child cursed by an evil spirit, who grew old the moment he was born. They are all looked after by Marta, a young woman who sleeps naked on the ground so that she can absorb the secret energies of the earth. A book of historical truth, individual dreams and earthy humour.
Other Titles: Varanda do frangipani.
Responsibility: Mia Couto ; translated by David Brookshaw.

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