The Last Flight of the Flamingo
“A wonderful mix of magical realism and wordplay that has a similar tone to Márquez at his best. Couto writes in an idiom all his own that feels authentically African.”—Ink
In Mozambique after the end of the civil war, local soldiers have been unaccountably blown up. When it begins to happen to UN peacekeepers, a high-level delegation visits the village of Tizangara to initiate an investigation. As the UN investigation unfolds, Mia Couto brilliantly shows how the perceptions of events both inside and outside the country are altered when interpreted from an African perspective.
Mia Couto was born in 1955 in Mozambique and is the most prominent Portuguese-speaking African writer. He now lives in Maputo, where he manages the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
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Review: The Last Flight of The FlamingoUser Review - missy jean - Goodreads
--I miss my home, back in Italy. --I'd like a little place of my own, too, where I could return to and feel cosy. --Don't you have one, Anna? --I haven't got one. None of us women have one. --How come? --You men come back home. We are the home. Read full review
Review: The Last Flight of The FlamingoUser Review - Tomas Chaigneau - Goodreads
I was pleasantly surprised by how cleverly the historical and cultural aspects of Mozambique were woven into this story. However, the story itself is not that exciting nor complex. I would recommend ... Read full review
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