Under the Frangipani by Mia Couto

Under the Frangipani

Mia Couto

Enjoy the magic realism of Africa. See how an armadillo and a frangipani tree affect the lives of those around them. Walk with ghosts and spirits. Investigate a murder. Everyone should discover the marvelous Mia Couto.

Extract

This was the first time I was going to leave death. For the very first time I would be able to,listen to human voices in the refuge, free of the earth's filter. To hear the old folk without them being aware of me.

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  • The Famished Road by Ben Okri
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