By Mia Couto,David Brookshaw
"One of the best dwelling writers within the Portuguese language."—Philip Graham, The Millions
"Subtle and elegant."—The Wall road Journal
"At as soon as deadpan and beguiling."—The occasions Literary Supplement
"To comprehend what makes António 'Mia' Emílio Leite Couto special—even extraordinary—we need to loosen our grip at the binary that distinguishes among 'the West' and 'Africa.' Couto is 'white' with out no longer being African, and as an 'African' author he is probably the most vital figures in an international Lusophone literature that stretches throughout 3 continents."—The New Inquiry
What might Barack Obama's 2004 crusade have appeared like if it spread out in an African country? What does it suggest to be an African author this day? How do writers and poets from all continents train us to move the sertão, the savannah, the barren locations the place we are pressured to stroll inside ourselves? Bringing jointly the easiest items from his formerly untranslated nonfiction collections, along new fabric provided the following for the 1st time in any language, Pensativities bargains English readers a style of Mia Couto as essayist, lecturer, and journalist—with essays on cosmopolitanism, poverty, tradition gaps, conservation, and more.
Mia Couto, an environmental biologist from Mozambique, is the writer of twenty 5 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His paintings has been translated into twenty languages around the world. In 2007 he was once the 1st African writer to win the Latin Union Award for love Languages, in 2013 he was once offered the €100,000 Camões Prize for Literature, and in 2014 he obtained World Literature Today's $50,000 Neustadt Prize for Literature.