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Malahat Review – Seamless Stories Haunt

The January 2014 issue (#185) of the University of Victoria’s Malahat Review features a review of The Green and Purple Skin of the World.   Fiction Review by Norma Lundberg The Green and Purple Skin of the World: Stories by … Continue reading

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Memória: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers

This first anthology of Portuguese Canadian writers serves as a superb introduction which cogently illustrates the emerging presence of Portuguese literary voices within the Canadian landscape. Embedded in its cultural meaning system, it provides a background upon which the scope … Continue reading

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The Midwife of Torment

  (…) Felismina, the town curandeira, a woman accustomed to probing the depths of the psyche, a midwife of torment, heard about Florindo’s condition. She believed him. “If the boy says he stinks, he stinks. Who are we? Do we … Continue reading

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Pleasant Troubles

A sudden, involuntary flaring of his tongue, a hideous contortion of his face; and apart from this peculiar affliction, Bonifácio Careta remained an ordinary child. The villagers believed everyone entered life with unique, God-given graces—some born to nose-picking, others to … Continue reading

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Art is the next Textile Industry – by Thorsten Nesch

  Creative thoughts on the future livelihood of writers from German author Thorsten Nesch. “Art is the next Textile Industry” Dear reader, the headline is not my opinion and I hope we artists won’t go down that road but I’ll … Continue reading

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Atlantis – sang by Nancy Dutra

Talented Canadian singer Nancy Dutra has put to music one of my English poems from The Book of Water. Nancy has a distinctive and powerful voice that will delight any listener. Take a peek at this music video recorded under … Continue reading

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The Green and Purple Skin of the World – The Quill & Quire Review

The May issue of Quill & Quire features a review of The Green and Purple Skin of the World. The world described in paulo da costa’s second book of short fiction is a sensual one. A poet and translator, da … Continue reading

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Beneath Thin Skin – BC Bookworld feature

In BC’s Bookworld Summer Issue: a brief blurb and mini-interview on my new book. Beneath Thin Skin Possibly B.C.’s only Angolan-born author, paulo da costa was raised in Vale de Cambra, Portugal and arrived in Canada in 1989. Having won … Continue reading

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Sharp and True – a book review by the Coastal Spectator

Collection’s stories are sharp and true May 23, 2013 The Green and Purple Skin of the World By paulo da costa Freehand Books, 208 pages, $21.95 Reviewed by Yasuko Thanh Born in Angola, raised in Portugal, paulo da costa won … Continue reading

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Nuno Júdice wins prestigious Spanish poetry prize

The jury for this year’s edition of Spain’s Queen Sofia Ibero-American Poetry Prize meets in the Royal Palace in Madrid before announcing its decision. Portugal’s Nuno Judice was named the recipient of this year’s award for a body of poetry … Continue reading

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