12 September 2012

Angola: Book On Country's First President Launched in Caxito

Caxito — The António Agostinho Neto Foundation (FAAN) last Tuesday in Caxito City, northern Bengo Province, launched the book entitled "Agostinho Neto e a Libertação de Angola, 1949-1974, Arquivos da PIDE-DGS" (Agostinho Neto and the Liberation of Angola, 149-1974, PIDE-DGS Archives), in the ambit of the birthday of the country's first and late president, who was born on 17 September 1922.

On the occasion, the governor of Bengo Province, João Bernardo de Miranda, thanked the FAAN for choosing Bengo's capital city to present the literary work.

He reminded that coincidentally in this locality Agostinho Neto received some educational instruction and his father was the founder of a Methodist church congregation.

He said Agostinho Neto is a distinguished figure of this land, in the ambit of the national liberation struggle, adding that he inspired millions of youths.

"Frankly I want to say to young people that if there is one literary work that they should study with some profundity, aimed at restoring historical justice, it is this one here", he assured.

On her turn, the founder of the António Agostinho Neto Foundation, Maria Eugénia Neto, said on the occasion that this book is a victory over "forgetfulness".

Maria Eugenia Neto, widow of Agostinho Neto, also appealed to young people to make this land a rich and beautiful place, in which everybody enjoys living.

Agostinho Neto passed away on 10 September 1979.

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