Woman of the Ashes

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Author(s): Mia Couto
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2018
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Product Number: Z100141050
Released: Sep 25, 2018
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ISBN: #9781541491687
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The first in a trilogy about the last emperor of southern Mozambique by one of Africa's most important writers. Southern Mozambique, 1894. Sergeant Germano de Melo is posted to the village of Nkokolani to oversee the Portuguese conquest of territory claimed by Ngungunyane, the last of the leaders of the state of Gaza, the second-largest empire led by an African. Ngungunyane has raised an army to resist colonial rule and with his warriors is slowly approaching the border village. Desperate for help, Germano enlists Imani, a fifteen-year-old girl, to act as his interpreter. She belongs to the VaChopi tribe, one of the few who dared side with the Portuguese. But while one of her brothers fights for the Crown of Portugal, the other has chosen the African emperor. Standing astride two kingdoms, Imani is drawn to Germano, just as he is drawn to her. But she knows that in a country haunted by violence, the only way out for a woman is to go unnoticed, as if made of shadows or ashes. Alternating between the voices of Imani and Germano, Mia Couto's Woman of the Ashes combines vivid folkloric prose with extensive historical research to give a spellbinding and unsettling account of war-torn Mozambique at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Author(s): Mia Couto
Product Number DD40683
Released: Sep 25, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541411685
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Author(s): Mia Couto
Product Number EB00712698
Released: Apr 10, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780374715663