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A story of 19th century Mozambique from leading African writer Mia Couto: Woman of the Ashes

The English translation of Mozambiquan author Mia Couto’s novel, Woman of the Ashes, translated by David Brookshaw, received its first review in the Sunday Times in February 2019, with reviewer Nick Rennison describing it as “an original, occasionally perplexing but always intriguing work of fiction.”

You can read the review in the Asymptote journal here.

UK VISIT! Mia will be in the UK in May, speaking at Oxford University (21 May), the British Library (22 May), and the Hay Festival (25 May). Watch this space for more details.