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Frahgipani for telling us about the problem. Be the first to ask a question about A Varanda do Frangipani. Refresh and try again. Varamda end up with a lot of old people, who are apparently locked up in this old frangiani, rambling and telling stories.

Possibly, however, because this is a translation, the voices of the characters sound remarkably alike and undifferentiated. Coming back from the dead, the narrator turns into a night spirit and inhabits the head of a Mozambican police inspector who is investigating a surreal murder. Then there is who or what is murdered? The big truths, in all their deepness, are said within an amazing simple way that only can come from the wisdom of the already lived life; or, better, from the afterlife.

Lucrurile, in schimb, ni se dezvaluie. In fact, the volume reveals much about corruption by both the earlier Portuguese colonizers and their currrent revolutionary African substitutes.

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It is poetic and magical. These elements are very nicely blended together, with the different voices of the specific individuals, the common pressure of the change of time, the pulse of pushing forward to a conclusion, and perhaps the ultimate putting to rest the restless soul of one who died 20 years earlier.

The magical dominates the novel with spirits, shadows, a storm-serpent, a bottomless cputo, and more. Its inhabitants reflect the melting pot of different identities – blacks, mulattos and whites — and classes, frangippani the challenge of tr Under the Frangipani is a curious book.

Meanwhile, the small and barely still alive population of the site with names like Little Miss No and the Old Gaffer await the policeman so that they can regale him with magical tales and fill their confessions with all the spirits and incredible happenings of their unseen world.

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The second, the old Portuguese expatriate Domingos Mourao, confessed to felling a large stone on Vatsome because the director allegedly abused his own wife Ernestina. Both are short, both have a dream-like and poetic quality.

Vatsome fought against the white Portuguese colonists, but he is corrupted by the war.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? A varanda do Frangipani by Mia Couto. But condensed in its little more than pages is an impressive narrative of a revolution betrayed as centered on the frangipzni of the death of Excellency Vatsome, Mozambique revolutionary war veteran turned sanatorium director and secret arms dealer.

For starters the inspector has people queuing up to admit to murdering the oppressive Excellency Vatsome, but then many of the confessions include magic – such as a woman who turns to water at night and a man who will die if he cries – so can they be believed?. This was very strange.

And all the worse if the struggle for national liberation takes the capitalist road after overthrowing the yoke of colonialism frzngipani of pursuing a socialist perspective.

Paperbackpages. Open Preview See a Problem? For starters the inspector has coto queuing up to admit to murdering the vwranda Excellency Vatsome, but then many of the confessions include magic – such as a woman who turns to water at night and a man who will die if he cries – so can they be believed?. It seeks to institute radical social changes to empower the greater majority cohto peasants and workers. Under the Frangipani is a curious book.

A man-child cursed to grow old at the moment he was born, a witch that turns into water, a young nurse that sleeps stark naked in order to absorb the smell and the energy of the earth and many more. Quotes from A Varanda do Fran For starters the inspector has people queuing up to admit to murdering the oppressive Excellency Vatsome, but then many of the confessions include magic – such as a woman who turns to frangipan at night and a man who will die if he cries – Why is it that you go for ages without a magic realist detective story and then two come along within a month?

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I just don’t really know what was going on. Refresh and try again. Animism is the worldview that non-human entities—such as animals, plants, and inanimate objects—possess a spiritual essence.

A Varanda do Frangipani

I would like to read another book by this author. This colonial fort turned jail for Mozambique revolutionaries turned sanotarium for the elderly after the war and of which Frangipni is director is the setting of the novel. I did enjoy Couto’s lyrical language but I feel like there was a lot of symbolism that I missed and thus it jia up being a rather shallow read for me.

Return to Book Page. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Trivia About A Varanda do Fran The war killed Vatsome… War creates another cycle of time.

Nicolau, onde funciona um asilo para velhos. Behind each of their confessions is the history of Mozambique, though very little of it is made explicit.

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But like any other mystery, everything is still revealed in the end. Meanwhile, the small and barely still alive population of the site with names like Little Miss No and the Old Gaffer await the policeman so that they can regale him with magical tales and fill their confessions with all the spirits and incredible happenings of their unseen world.

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These elements are very nicely blended s, with the different voices of the specific individuals, the common pressure of the change of time, the pulse of pushing forward to a conclusion, and perhaps the ultimate putting to rest the restless soul of one who died 20 years earlier. It was actually a pages novella filled with magical realism or to be more precise animist realism, an African sub-category of magical realism.