Under the Frangipani
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Under the Frangipani by Mia Couto
Book DescriptionA police inspector is investigating a strange murder, a case in which all the suspects are eager to claim responsibility for the act.Set in a former Portuguese fort which stored slaves and ivory, "Under the Frangipani" combines fable and allegory, dreams and myths with an earthy humour. The dead meet the living, language is invented, reality is constantly changing.In a story which is partly a thriller, partly an exploration of language itself, Mia Couto surprises and delights, and shows just why he is one of the most important African writers of today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846686764
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Mia Couto
Mia Couto was born in Mozambique in 1955. When his country became independent in 1975, Couto interrupted his studies to become a journalist and newspaper editor. Later, he resumed his studies, and is now an environmental biologist. He has published poetry, short stories and a number of novels. His work has been widely recognised in the Portuguese-speaking world, and has been translated into a number of European languages. A River Called Time is his fourth novel to appear in English translation.
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