4 jun. A Confissão Da Leoa Mia Couto, pseudónimo de António Emílio Leite Couto Nasceu a 5 de julho de , na Beira, Moçambique Escritor. 6 dez. Tentativa de fuga de Mariamar; Encontro de Mariamar com a leoa; Chegada do caçador a Kulumani; Revolta de Naftalinda; Encontro do. A Confissão da Leoa. MA. maria almeida. Updated 29 April Transcript. Mia Couto. A Confissão da Leoa. Choose a template. Pitch – FinancePitch.

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Florindo serves as the administrator to Kulumani, who accompanies Archie on his journey to Kulumani and on a lion hunt. Told in the alternating perspectives of a young woman from the village and the hunter sent to ds with the situation, the confissl makes use of symbolism to speak of what it means to be a woman in a world of men and how women can exist in an unjust patriarchal society where they are marginalised and oppressed.

And I cringed at the misogynistic fat jokes, unclear leos they come from the author or character. During the Mozambican Civil War, villages like Kulumani were consolidated and militarized, and after the fighting ceased, fragmentation and conflict between tradition and modernity remained, as they do in the fictional region that Couto creates.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Suddenly, I stepped on Earth and shrank: Mariamar and her sister Silencia suffered from the sexual abuse of their father in childhood, and Mariamar was paralyzed from the waist down.

Meanwhile, Mariamar reveals that she had fallen in love with Archie on his previous visit to Kulumani sixteen years ago. This title, specifically, had been recommended to me by a friend with african roots and he praised the book – and the author – for having the ability to describe things from a black woman’s perspective, whereas Mia Couto himself is a white man.


He visits Hanifa to offer donfisso his condolences, and he then leaves with Mariamar, for Maputo, where his love Luzilla awaits his return. Despite its dreamlike tone, the story is very depressing and a heavy feeling of hopelessness pervades.

Confession of the Lioness

In Maputo, Archangel or “Archie” Bullseye discovers that he is the hunter who has been chosen to aid Kulumani. Following in the footsteps of his father, he became a tracker. There are many dark elements to her character which imply that she belongs not only to this world but confjsso the world of spirits. Interestingly, the problem does not lay in the characters or in the plot.

Confession of a Lioness”. To ask other readers questions about Confession of the Lionessplease sign up. All of us had been drowned before we were even born.

Archie has been instructed by Naftalinda to bring Mariamar to Maputo with him so that she can be treated at a mental hospital. Sem nunca perceber na totalidade o que se passou naquele dia.

Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto

Trivia About Confession of the He was a finalist for the Confisso Booker International Prize. Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto. With quotes like the following, I hope more Westerners will take a chance on leos this literature and exposing themselves to another culture: Na paz, os pobres morrem. A fierce, fabulist, feminist fairytale that can be read this way or that. Unos llaman diablo a ese monstruo. Return to Book Page. Civil war Mass Atrocity Endings”.


Eso es lo que soy: Sometimes, for me, the plot became too Hollywood and I felt the author missed an opportunity to just tell a more simple story. So even not knowing too much about the story or its creator, I had great expectations. A finalist for the Man Booker Xonfisso, I did not like the first chapter.

Meanwhile, Archangel tracks the lionesses in the wilderness, but when he begins to suspect there is more to them than meets the eye, he starts to lose control of his hands. However, I believe good books are, among other things, a sweet escape to another reality, preferentially one without my own debts and dumps.

The characters are interesting and their often unsubtle portrayal leaves no doubt as to where the author stands on t In a remote village in Mozambique, women are being attacked by lionesses. Before they depart, Hanifa tells Archie that there were three lions, and she is the one lioness that remains.

Preview — Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto. Mariamar often describes her mother as tender but harsh. Archangel Bullseye is the mulatto hunter who is hired by the government to kill the lions attacking Kulumani. The women of Kulumani are rendered beasts by the labors of their everyday work [7] and by the abuse of men. Want to Read saving….