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- DescriptionShortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017. A finalist for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. My sister Silencia was the most recent victim of the lions, which have been tormenting our village for some weeks w...When Mariamar Mpepe's sister is killed by lions, her father imprisons her at home. With only the ghost of her sister for company, she dreams of escape, and of the hunter who abandoned her years before. I'm the last of the hunters. And this is my last hunt. Archangel Bullseye, born into a long line of marksmen, is summoned back to Kulumani. But as he tracks the lions in the surrounding wilderness, his suspicions grow - that the darkest threats lie t outside the village, but at its very heart. What was happening was what always happened: The lions were coming back...Set in a forgotten corner of East Africa haunted by superstition, tradition and the shades of civil war, this is a struggle that blurs the savagery of nature, and the savagery of man.
- Author BiographyMia Couto, born in Mozambique in 1955, is one of the most prominent writers in Portuguese-speaking Africa. His books, deeply rooted in the political upheavals, languages and narratives of his native land, have been published in more than 20 countries. He has won many awards, including the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and has been selected for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize shortlist. He lives in Maputo, and works as a biologist.
- PrizesShort-listed for International Dublin Literary Award 2017.
- Author(s)Mia Couto
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication10/07/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHarvill Secker
- Weight346 g
- Width144 mm
- Height222 mm
- Spine23 mm
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