Livro Terra Sonâmbula de Mia Couto content/uploads//09/ Sleepwalking Land (in Portuguese: Terra Sonâmbula) is a novel written by Mia Couto, a Mozambican writer, first published in Portuguese in and translated .

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His dead father tells him the reason people dream, so as not to suffer on earth: Hope you like it as much as I did! In the “Sleepwalking Land” the separation of parent and child is real, despite the aforementioned parade of spectres.

Terra Sonâmbula

Lists with This Book. Two characters wander aimlessly among wrecks of a land that was once at peace. View all 8 comments. Cheio de neologismos e poesia.

Somebody else needs to account for it — I can’t. An old woman in a refugee campus spends all her time in heavy physical labor because she knows she will be abandoned once she is no longer useful. On display is the art of storytelling. It also made me wonder what the english translation is like and what a hard job it must have been to translate this book. Sleepwalking Land is hauntingly beautiful,the story and it’s symbology turns this book into a masterpiece.

Terra Sonâmbula by Mia Couto (5 star ratings)

Send me a message if you do. The land seeks deep inside each person so as to gather together all their dreams. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Joe and I lived in Mozambique for a few months when we were first married, so I feel a connection to the land and its history, of course.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I like man who have no race. O jovem retira os caderninhos. Sleepingwalking Land is the story of an old man and a young boy who, while trying to hide from the war, find a burnt-out bus and decide to live in it. Sleepwalking Land in Portuguese: Two characters wander aimlessly among wrecks of a land that was once at peace.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is very pivro how distant you feel from people’s suffering while at the same time never for a moment having your awareness of their suffering lapse.

Among the effects of a dead passenger, they come across a set of notebooks that tell of his life. Next to one of these bodies they find a set of notebooks ssonambula by a person named Kindzu. Meaning is somewhat ambiguous, but it is everywhere, in every relationship and every object.

As an agnostic, I’ll fill my hunger for the supernatural in exotic dirt and art, and this is an artful novel grown on fertile soil. Mar 06, Jonny rated it liked it. As for me, I only happened to find it all a bit repetitive, and was honestly praying the book would come to an end so I could move on to a more compelling read.

Retrieved from ” https: Trivia About Sleepwalking Land. Maybe it’s just cruel and greedy people killing each other, or desperate people fighting in any way they can to survive.


It’s traumatic writing, cracked clear through and terda the other side.

It goes without saying that it was a horrifying period in Mozambican history. See all 3 questions about Sleepwalking Land…. For this war was not made to take you away gerra your country, but to take the country away from within you. I definitely understand Couto’s potential reason for taking this approach since magical realism in such a sonambuls makes sense, especially when trying to dissect and come to terms with something as ravaging and transformative as war.

The road in the narrative of the man and the boy crosses a desolate depopulated land, with licro out vehicles and marauding bands similar to Cormac McCarthy’s. It’s very clear from the beginning that that’s the genre and that the book must not be read as one would read a historical fiction.

Sleepwalking Land

Views Read Edit View history. I think most of the bad reviews are by readers who expected a straight-forward, factual and sensible historical fiction, and this is really not what you’ll get from this book.

Weinig schrijvers slagen daar echt goed in maar Couto vertelt twee liveo verhalen even meesterlijk en laat ze dan prachtig in elkaar overvloeien. Books by Mia Couto. May 15, David McDannald rated it it was ok.