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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The fat Post-colonial Mozambique endured 15 horrific years of internal strife and brutal slayings; an estimated million people died during the conflict ending in Joe and I lived in Mozambique for a few months when we were first married, so I feel a connection to the land and its history, of course. As an agnostic, I’ll fill my hunger soonambula the supernatural in exotic dirt and art, and this is an artful novel grown on fertile soil. In the “Sleepwalking Land” the separation of parent and child is real, despite the aforementioned parade of spectres.

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The road in the notebooks they find is the path of terr magical journey towards love and meaning, partly in a spirit world similar to Ben Okri’s by a young man called Kindzu. See all 3 questions about Sleepwalking Land…. E aqui se verifica a beleza da obra: View all 3 comments. Serve para acendermos a fogueira. Everyone has a great story to tell which moves the book along to its finale.


War and profiteering and dreams and love, women and animals and monsters. While clearing the bodies, they find a notebook by Kindzu. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Preview — Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I can’t emphasize enough how masterfully Couto creates a world and an atmosphere for the reader without giving you anything concrete to work with.

Mar 06, Jonny rated it liked it. An international jury at the Zimba English Journalist and a biologist, his works in Portuguese have been published in more than 22 countries and have been widely translated. As the boy reads the story to his elderly companion, this story and their own develop in tandem.

Mia Couto has written a book about roads which combines aspects of both the above.


Feb 10, Maite G. A man tries to dig a river with his own hands to separate himself from the gangs and soldiers, hoping the water will wash them all away.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The images of loss, desire, eking out an existence compounded with war makes for some stark images. Mia Couto’s language is lyrical and complex,pratically after every page I just stared at the words and wondered how could someone write in such a gorgeous way.

The narration alternates the conversations between Tuahir and Muidinga with the entries of the notebooks being read aloud by the latter. Pages of the earth indeed.

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Mozambican fantasy interweaving stories. I think I went into it expecting it to be a more or less straightforward historical fiction account of the Mozambican Civil War, but I quickly realized that it was going to be one that relied almost solely on magical livri in the sonambulq. I am condemned to perpetual earth, like the whale that gives up the ghost on the beach. The chracters,specially Muindinga and Kindzu,represent the hope and dreams that can arise from devastion.


Sleepwalking Land

Such an enjoyable read. English Journalist and a biologist, his works in Portuguese have been published in more than 22 countries and have been widely translated. The novel was horrifying, yet beautiful and poetic.

It is unapologetic magical realism, a war described without any battle scenes, metaphor upon metaphor. May 01, Amanda rated it it was ok. While clearing the bodies, they find mia couto terra sonamblua notebook by Kindzu. 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. O jovem terra sonambula mia couto os caderninhos. Em resignada aprendizagem da morte.

Thanks for telling us about the ej. How do war and this book coexist on the same world?