Book List in Order: 13 titles

  • New and selected fiction, over half in English for the first time, from the winner of the 2014 Neustadt Prize.Known internationally for his novels, Neustadt Prize-winner Mia Couto first became famous for his short stories. Sea Loves Me includes sixty...


  • The second novel in the exhilarating Sands of the Emperor trilogy, following the Man Booker International Prize finalist Woman of the AshesMozambique, 1895. After an attack on his quarters, the defeated Portuguese sergeant Germano de Melo needs to be...


  • The first in a trilogy about the last emperor of southern Mozambique by one of Africa’s most important writers Southern Mozambique, 1894. Sergeant Germano de Melo is posted to the village of Nkokolani to oversee the Portuguese conquest of territ...


  • "Couto's work doesn't so much blur the generic and stylistic boundaries we normally draw as explode them.""The Boston Globe"This new collection of short fiction from Mia Couto, author of "Confession of the Lioness "(FSG, 2015), offers a stylistically...


  • A dark, poetic mystery about the tribal women of Kulumani and the lionesses that hunt them Told through two haunting interwoven diaries, Mia Couto's "Confession of the Lioness" reveals the enigmatic world of Kulumani, an isolated village in Mozamb...


  • "MIA COUTO,Author of The Tuner of Silences,WINNER of the $50,000 Neustadt Prize""A RADIO FRANCE-CULTURE/TLRAMA BEST WORK OF FICTIONBY THE WINNER OF THE 2013 CAMES PRIZE""Quite unlike anything else I have read from Africa.""- Doris Lessing ""By mes...


  • "The Blind Fisherman" is a compilation of Mia Couto's early short stories--as first presented to the English-speaking world in his two collections: "Voices Made Night" (1990) and "Every Man is a Race" (1994). It was in these collections that Mia Cout...


  • "Extraordinary vision . . . his prose is suffused with striking images."—The Washington Post"To read Mia Couto is to encounter a peculiarly African sensibility, a writer of fluid, fragmentary narratives . . . remarkable."—The New StatesmanWith a ...


  • “An original and fresh tale, quite unlike anything else I have read from Africa. I enjoyed it very much.”—Doris Lessing“A peculiarily African sensibility . . . a writer of fluid, fragmentary narratives. . . . Remarkable.”—New StatesmanA p...






  • “On almost every page of this witty magical realist whodunit, we sense Couto’s delight on those places where language slips officialdom’s asphyxiating grasp.”—The New York Times Book Review on The Last Flight of the Flamingo“The most promine...


  • "A wonderful mix of magical realism and wordplay that has a similar tone to Márquez at his best. Couto writes in an idiom all his own that feels authentically African."―InkIn Mozambique after the end of the civil war, local soldiers have been unac...


  • 'A man's story is always badly told. That's because a person never stops being born. Nobody leads one sole life, we are all multiplied into different and ever-changeable men.' So it is with all the stories in this collection, which never make a defin...


  • The characters in these short stories - including the snake catcher who surrounds his lady's house with snakes and the man who scalds his wife with boiling water for fear that she is a witch - are all caught up in a landscape defined only by its cont...