7 Apr Mangy Dog We Killed Mangy-Dog and other Mozambican Stories () is one of the best short story collections by a single author in African. We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories has ratings and 13 reviews. Felisberto said: Este é um livro que passa despercebido a um grande leque de leitor. We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories has ratings and 13 reviews. Jerome said: Underwhelming. Perhaps my lack of knowledge on colonial Mozambique.

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These stories are quite memorable.

Vulnerable is the word that comes to mind when I think of the characters in these stories. Whatever the case, Honwana weaves in a rather sympathetic portrayal of this old man such that when the shameful dkg occurs, the reader and the other farmhands are both outraged at the pain and dishonor done to this man and his daughter.

Contos e excertos de contos de Honwana podem ser lidos neste link: In the short stories, Honwana pays particular attention to the plight of African farm workers.

Ever wondered why the Mangy Dog was killed?

Ania Zazara rated it really liked it Mar 07, Road safety needs hol I found a handful of African Writers series books in a secondhand stall and bought the lot. Indeed, local administrations were frequently characterized by graft and brutality: The story ends with a guilty confession despite his killdd to participate in the crime.


Issues raised by the stories include social exploration, racial segregation and class stratification as each character in every story represents a different social position — a white Portuguese man, the assimilated black, the indigenous black and the mulatto.

Even though he is emotionally attached to the dog, the pressure from other boys forces him to eliminate the dog for the sake of being accepted.

During the mid- to lates, the chibalo system decreed four main categories of work: Decades earlier, there had been localized opposition attempts against colonialism, which included social banditry and peasant revolts, but lack of organization among the Africans, and the superior armed strength of the Portuguese police force, doomed most of these protests to failure Isaacman, p.

The policies and practices of the chibalo system of legalized forced labor changed constantly from the late s until the early s, affecting both rural and urban laborers.

In do short stories, the social and legal divisions between whites, assimilados, and indigenas are continually emphasized. Due to his political activities he ew arrested by the colonial authorities and was incarcerated for three years.

Kangy stayed watching while the car drove off. Of the other forms of chibalo, resocialization work was practiced in prisons, on farms, and on roads.

I’m glad at least that it was a short read. Because, in most of the stories, the reader has to fill in mangyy gaps or infer a great deal.

Later Virgula finds out that the administration has taken his land away from him. Many critics, including Pires Laranjeira, have explored this possibility.


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In Junethe Portuguese army massacred unarmed peasants protesting unjust labor policies and practices in the village of Mueda.

By the mids,African farmers in Mozambique were engaged in cotton cultivation. Economic Research Service, U. The book consists of seven stories, including one with the same title as the book: Showdown looms at climate mnagy 08 Nov, Although many Africans applied for assimilado status, few actually received it.

Serena rated it really liked it Sep 18, Autumn rated many really liked it Jan 13, It has gotten even better this second time around.

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Retrieved from ” https: While the set-up is Mozambique, any reader who has lived through colonialism is sure to relate to most of the familiarities narrated in each story. Aug 01, Harry Rutherford rated it really liked it Shelves: But I enjoyed the first story, Dina, and then it went downhill from there. I recommend this book to West Africans, especially, because the experience of Africans under Portuguese, and Belgium, rule was in some respects similar but yet more painful from ours.