Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto

By Mia Couto

Shortlisted for the foreign Dublin Literary Award 2017
A finalist for the 2015 guy Booker foreign Prize

My sister Silência was once the latest sufferer of the lions, that have been tormenting our village for a few weeks now…

When Mariamar Mpepe’s sister is killed via lions, her father imprisons her at domestic. With simply the ghost of her sister for corporation, she goals of get away, and of the hunter who deserted her years before.

I’m the final of the hunters. And this can be my final hunt.

Archangel Bullseye, born right into a lengthy line of marksmen, is summoned again to Kulumani. yet as he tracks the lions within the surrounding desolate tract, his suspicions develop – that the darkest threats lie no longer open air the village, yet at its very heart.

What was once taking place used to be what continually occurred: The lions have been coming back…

Set in a forgotten nook of East Africa haunted through superstition, culture and the colours of civil struggle, it is a fight that blurs the savagery of nature, and the savagery of man.

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