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The Resource Woman of the ashes, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw

Woman of the ashes, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw

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Woman of the ashes
Title
Woman of the ashes
Statement of responsibility
Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
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Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
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
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Summary
The first in a trilogy about the last emperor of southern Mozambique by one of Africa’s most important writers
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10651159
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Couto, Mia
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Portuguese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brookshaw, David
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True
Series statement
Sands of the emperor
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
Target audience
adult
Label
Woman of the ashes, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988053520
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780374292270
Lccn
2017038332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988053520
Label
Woman of the ashes, Mia Couto ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988053520
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780374292270
Lccn
2017038332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988053520

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