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These short stories are all set in Mozambique.
Paperback, 124 pages
Published January 1st 1969 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published 1964)
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Felisberto Barros
Este é um livro que passa despercebido a um grande leque de leitores. Porém, quando olhado com mais atenção, percebe-se que em poucas e simples páginas procurou/a chamar a atenção de situações injustas, exploratórias e pobremente humanas. Desenrola-se nele uma sequência de contos interligados a um espaço, um território que precisa de ser tomado em atenção.

Penso que é o despertar desta atenção que o autor procurou quando elaborou esta obra. Tudo isto através da perspectiva de uma criança, que se
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Inês Montenegro
Escritor moçambicano, Luís Bernardo Honwana nasceu em 1942, vivendo parte da sua vida ainda durante a época colonial. Em 1964 publicou “Nós Matamos o Cão-Tinhoso”, uma narrativa que compila sete contos, onde o visual domina a escrita, e a hierarquia colonial, nas suas marcas do dia-a-dia, domina as temáticas.

Nós Matamos o Cão-Tinhoso: O Cão-Tinhoso já não tem grande pêlo, substituído por feridas que são um nojo. Os outros cães não brincam com ele, a professora expulsa-o e o Veterinário tem ordem
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Miguel
Obra verdadeiramente fundadora da literatura de Moçambique, o livro de Luís Bernardo Honwana ultrapassa a dimensão política que a inscreve na história do nacionalismo moçambicano; trata-se, mais do que isso, de uma obra de vocação universal, em que cada um dos sete contos que a compõem reflectem o essencial da condição humana, sobretudo vista do lado dos que sofrem a exploração, o racismo ou a violência social.
Escrita e publicada nos anos 60, quando o autor tinha pouco mais de 20 anos, a obra er
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Harry Rutherford
This is one for the reading-around-the-world challenge. I came across it when I was browsing through my bookshelves looking for books by people with foreign-sounding names.

I have actually read it before — I read it when I bought it, about 15 years ago — but it's short, so I thought I'd re-read it before ticking Mozambique off the list. I don't remember it making much impact on me then, but this time I was impressed. It's a slim (117 page) collection of vivid, fatalistic short stories, set in rur
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Lucinda
This collection of short stories is full of compassionate, honest and simple voices. The prose is beautiful for its simplicity. First published in 1969, Honwana's stories present to the reader various aspects of life in a small Mozambican village. I was surprised at how subtle these stories are in their political and humanistic messages, particularly in light of their having been written during a period of great change and turmoil. The title story is absolutely heartbreaking and brilliant - wort ...more
Gustavo Vazquez
O conto-título é um dos mais belos que já li em língua portuguesa. Agora realmente acredito que o melhor da literatura portuguesa atual vem da África.
Kit
I found a handful of African Writers series books in a secondhand stall and bought the lot. This is the best of the lot.
Juvenal Nkeramahame
One of the lousiest novels I've read in all time
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Luís Bernado Honwana (born 1942) is a Mozambican author.

Luís Bernardo Honwana was born Luís Augusto Bernardo Manuel in Lourenço Marques (present-day Maputo), Mozambique. His parents, Raúl Bernardo Manuel (Honwana) and Naly Jeremias Nhaca, belonged to the Ronga people from Moamba, a town about 55 km northwest of Maputo. In 1964 he became a militant with FRELIMO, a front that had the objective to li
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