The Blind Fisherman
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). Originally written in Portuguese, it was in these collections that Mia Couto first announced himself as a writer of international importance, constructing stories that blended the unique history of Mozambique with a magic realism that was both inspired by and transcendent of the legacy of Portuguese colonialism and the subsequent civil war.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Mia Couto
Mia Couto is considered one of Mozambique's most important writers and his works have been published in more than twenty countries around the world. An international jury at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair named his first novel, Terra Sonambula, one of the best twelve African books of the twentieth century and in 2007 he became the first African author to win the prestigious Latin Union literary prize.