A river called time by Mia Couto

IMG_6490Set in Maputo, Mozambique. Reviewed on 2017/09: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZC8IOKnhON/

To some extent it does feel like an #epistolary novel. It’s just so happens that one of the people doing the writing here is also #dead or in between life and death. Shocking? Unexpected? Different? Not really if you have read #couto before. Then you throw in a few #fantasy villages and #familyissues and you are in the middle of his element. Despite the #fantasmagoric and #magical aspects of it all, it’s ultimately an #allegory to #mozambican history and all humanity’s story. The passing of the torch and is it all worth it. How do new generations even begin to grasp with what’s left and continue with something they never signed up to. All in all I think Couto has to be recognized for being the amazing writer he is and his new and creative vision. #arivercalledtime #miacouto #maputo#mozambicanliterature #luardochao#lusophoneafrica#umriochamadotempoumacasachamadaterra #umriochamadotempo #magicalrealism#mozambique #serpentstail

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