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These short stories are all set in Mozambique We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories


About the Author: Luís Bernardo Honwana

Lu s Bernado Honwana born 1942 is a Mozambican author.Lu s Bernardo Honwana was born Lu s Augusto Bernardo Manuel in Louren o Marques present day Maputo , Mozambique His parents, Ra l 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 liberate Mozambique from Portuguese colonial rule Due to his political activities he was arrested by the colonial authorities and was incarcerated for three years.He studied law in Portugal and worked for some time as a journalist He was appointed director of President s office under Samora Machel Later in 1981, he became Secretary of State for culture He served on the Executive Board of UNESCO from 1987 to 1991 and was chairman of UNESCO s Intergovernmental Committee for the World Decade for Culture and Development In 1995, he was appointed director of the newly opened UNESCO office in South Africa Since he retired from the organization in 2002, he has been active in research in the arts, history and ethno linguistics Honwana is the author of a single book, N s Mat mos o C o Tinhoso 1964 , translated into English as We Killed Mangy Dog and Other Stories, and the tale Hands of the Blacks This work has proved enormously influential and a case can be made for it being the touchstone of contemporary Mozambican narrative We Killed Mangy Dog is a collection of short stories set in the Portuguese colonial era at the turn of the sixties and is reflective of the harsh life black Mozambicans lived under the Salazar regime Several of the stories are told from the point of view of children or alienated adolescents and most feature the rich mix of races, religions and ethnicities that would later preoccupy Mozambique s most internationally celebrated writer, Mia Couto from Wikipedia



10 thoughts on “We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories

  1. says:

    Na inf ncia somos expostos a pequenas e grandes crueldades Algumas entendem se mais tarde s outras vamos nos habituando Este conto sobre as primeiras impress es e reac es a v rios tipos de crueldade O texto capta com engenhosa simplicidade a consci ncia de uma crian a sens vel e a sua susceptibilidade manipula o interessante ver como o di logo, usando toda a escala crom tica da hierarquia local, vai influenciando o


  2. says:

    Este um livro que passa despercebido a um grande leque de leitores Por m, quando olhado com mais aten o, percebe se que em poucas e simples p ginas procurou a chamar a aten o de situa es injustas, explorat rias e pobremente humanas Desenrola se nele uma sequ ncia de contos interligados a um espa o, um territ rio que precisa de ser tomado em aten o Penso que o despertar desta aten o que o autor procurou quando elaborou


  3. says:

    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


  4. says:

    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 tur


  5. says:

    Escritor mo ambicano, Lu s Bernardo Honwana nasceu em 1942, vivendo parte da sua vida ainda durante a poca colonial Em 1964 publicou N s Matamos o C o 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 tem ticas.Opini o completa em Escritor mo ambicano, Lu s Bernardo Honwana nasceu em 1942, vivendo parte da sua vida ainda durante a p


  6. says:

    Obra verdadeiramente fundadora da literatura de Mo ambique, o livro de Lu s Bernardo Honwana ultrapassa a dimens o pol tica que a inscreve na hist ria do nacionalismo mo ambicano trata se, mais do que isso, de uma obra de voca o universal, em que cada um dos sete contos que a comp em reflectem o essencial da condi o humana, sobretudo vista do lado dos que sofrem a explora o, o racismo ou a viol ncia social.Escrita e publicada nos


  7. says:

    I found a handful of African Writers series books in a secondhand stall and bought the lot This is the best of the lot.


  8. says:

    Underwhelming Perhaps my lack of knowledge on colonial Mozambique affected my appreciation of the work But I enjoyed the first story, Dina, and then it went downhill from there The story the book takes its title from, We killed Mangy Dog, was unnecessarily drawn out and repetitive in some places I m glad at least that it was a short read.


  9. says:

    A 1 edi o traduzida por Dorothy Guedes, mulher de Pancho Guedes , com um desenho de Pedro Guedes reproduzido na capa A edi o original de N s Mat mos o C o Tinhoso de 1964, estando o autor preso e em risco de desaparecer na pris o, tendo sido editada pelo arquitecto Pancho Guedes


  10. says:

    Muito bom Descri es espectaculares.Contos magn ficos.Dramatiza o po tica.


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