Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto

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Read Confession of the Lioness Online Free - A dark, poetic mystery about the women of the remote village of Kulumani and the lionesses that hunt them.

Told through two haunting, interwoven diaries, Mia Couto’s Confession of the Lioness reveals the mysterious world of Kulumani, an isolated village in Mozambique whose traditions and beliefs are threatened when ghostlike lionesses begin hunting the women who live there.

Mariamar, a woman whose sister was killed in a lioness attack, finds her life thrown into chaos when the outsider Archangel Bullseye, the marksman hired to kill the lionesses, arrives at the request of the village elders. Mariamar’s father imprisons her in her home, where she relives painful memories of past abuse and hopes to be rescued by Archangel. 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. The hunt grows more dangerous, until it’s no safer inside Kulumani than outside it. As the men of Kulumani feel increasingly threatened by the outsider, the forces of modernity upon their traditional culture, and the danger of their animal predators closing in, it becomes clear the lionesses might not be real lionesses at all but spirits conjured by the ancient witchcraft of the women themselves.

Both a riveting mystery and a poignant examination of women’s oppression, Confession of the Lioness explores the confrontation between the modern world and ancient traditions to produce an atmospheric, gripping novel.

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ISBN : 0374710953
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 208 pages


João Carlos rated it ★★★☆☆

August 26, 2017

Ilustração de Clare Mallison (Financial Times) "Tristeza não é chorar. Tristeza é não ter para quem chorar." "Afinal, a felicidade e o amor se parecem. Não se tenta ser feliz, não se decide amar. É-se feliz, ama-se." ”A Confissão da Leoa” (2012) é o terceiro romance que li do escritor moça...

Maria Roxana rated it ★★★★★

November 19, 2017

O carte minunată!! „Există un singur mod de a scăpa dintr-un loc: să ieşim din noi înşine. Există un singur mod de a ieşi din noi înşine: să iubim pe cineva.”

Tara rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2015

I recently watched the film "Mr. Turner" about JMW Turner, the English landscape artist considered the father of impressionism. My husband and I could not understand a word at the start, the English was too underclass. I said let's give it 10 more minutes, then quit. We are glad we stuck with it....

Sara rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2017

Hanifa... Mariamar.... Arcanjo, o caçador de leões. Estas são algumas das personagens que tornam este romance único. Uma história que mistura lendas, contos e toda uma África. Mia Couto é um dos poucos escritores contadores de histórias. Ninguém escreve tanto sobre o sofrimento do povo africano c...

Antonio rated it ★★★★☆

January 08, 2018

"All of a sudden, however, I looked at Life and scared myself: it was so endless, and I was so small and so alone. Suddenly, I stepped on Earth and shrank: so few were my feet." Suffering, women shut, exploration and abuse. In this, which I consider the most overwhelming of Mia Couto's work I've...

Filipe Miguel rated it ★★★☆☆

September 09, 2013

Moçambique rural. Contos. Sonhos. Misticismo. Sonhos. Mulheres. Poder. Sonhos. Regressos. Mia Couto usou a imaginação e capacidade de observação para criar um romance baseado nas inúmeras viagens ao local onde o enredo da sua história viria a habitar. Novamente, guia-nos por crenças e tradições afr...

Rosa rated it ★★★★☆

October 19, 2014

"Na aldeia, até as plantas tinham garras. Tudo o que é vivo, em Kulumani ( ... ), está treinado para morder. As aves abocanham o céu, os ramos rasgam as nuvens, a chuva morde a terra, os mortos usam os dentes para se vingarem do destino." Mia Couto, "A confissão da leoa"

Jovi rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2017

Mozambic, în prezent, o poveste încremenită în timp, cu tradiții și prea multe obiceiuri și ritualuri. Doi povestitori: un vânător aflat la ultima vânătoare, într-un sat al savanei, dar care ascunde multe lucruri în trecutul său; o tânără localnică ce-și scrie jurnalul și speră să iasă cumva din l...

Nicole~ rated it ★★★☆☆

December 16, 2015

3.5 stars

Luciana rated it ★★★☆☆

January 29, 2015

Before reading "A Confissão da Leoa" I didn't knew much about Mia Couto. Although his name sounded familiar, the information I gathered was very sparse. I knew he was a writer from Angola and that his books are being read all over Brazilian schools. This title, specifically, had been recommended...

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