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The Last Flight of The Flamingo
by Mia Couto | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 3/31/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by okyrhoe): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, March 31, 2008

This book has not been rated.

From the back:
"'In Tizangara, the only facts are the supernatural ones... To put it crudely and rudely, here's what happened: a severed penis was found right there on the trunk road just outside Tizangara. A large organ on the loose. Folk turned up from all around.' So the translator of Tizangara begins his tale. But more than folk turn up: carloads of foreign investigators and even a UN official, the Italian Massimo Risi, sweep into the small Mozambican town. What a minefield they have come to investigate!
This witty, playful, yet incisive novel provides a subtle look at emergent nationhood as it wrestles with the consequences of colonialism." 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This book has not been rated.

I have another copy in Finnish and will send this off to ApoloniaX as part of my Africa VBB. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Thank you, Annimanni, just received this and another VBB book in the mail. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Sunday, April 24, 2011

7 out of 10

A weird little novel of 180 pages, full of symbolism and philosophical insights and brilliant aphorisms. It reminds me of a fable, it's about post-colonialism though, quite critical between the lines and rooted in magical realism. Odd. Good.
(It's helpful to know a bit about Mozambique's history.) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Global Village, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 27, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/28/2011 UTC) at Global Village, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:


Travelling to okyrhoe
who chose it
from the Global Village VBB
 


Journal Entry 6 by okyrhoe at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Friday, June 03, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Arrived in Athens. Thanks ApoloniaX!

and Hi, Annimanni!

(selected from round two of Shroffland's & ApoloniaX's Global Village Virtual Book Box


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