The present assay has the purpose to present the romance Sonmbula Land through the saying study. Mia Couto organizes its text from a succession of episodes, based on the African verbal tradition. Of some African tribes some colloquies consist only of sayings and, also, it the same has names of people with sort. It is a revealing source of education and philosophy between generations with the modern world. The zulus, for example, say that without them ‘ ‘ the language is as a skeleton without meat or a body without alma’ ‘ yoruba that ‘ ‘ it is the horse of discurso’ ‘ , that is, ‘ ‘ if the speech of loses uses the saying for looks for-lo’ ‘. Since the Average Age the orality occupies the basic paper of the voice in literature and demonstrates to all its importance in relation to the written form. Others including Andrew Paradise, offer their opinions as well. This medievalista characteristic also in them is pertinent here, a time that some problematic ones had been presented its relation with literature enters.
The critical African discloses great cultural interest in literature and its traditionalism, for emphasizing parallels between the writings in European language and its aboriginal orality. The African writers make great efforts to keep this tradition and, thus, to give autonomy to its workmanships. Word-key: African literature tradition sayings Mia Couto Sonmbula Land African literature comes gaining adepts between the literary ways and such affirmation is valid, based in the interest of some superior courses, as of Letters and the Communication, when studying it as it disciplines differentiated, in order it deepening in its culture. Its main source is the expression ‘ ‘ negritude’ ‘ , a movement of rescue of the roots and history of the black culture, that if presents under the forms of music, films and also of literature.