The street as a fount of stories, conveying the detail and complexity of human lives, even those which may appear humdrum to outsiders.

‘Now I know one thing: no street is small. They all hide never-ending stories, they all conceal countless secrets.’

Source: Mia Couto, The Tuner of Silences, trans. David Brookshaw (Biblioasis, 2012 (2009)), p. 192


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