10 December 2012

Angola: National History Intrinsically Linked to Literature

Luanda — The Secretary of State for Culture, Cornélio Calei, recognised on Monday in Luanda that the history of Angola is linked to the world of letters, a factor that stimulated the elites for the struggle of national liberation.

The official said so during the opening act of the first book fair, held on the premises of the Angolan Writers Association (UEA), under the 37th founding anniversary of the institution.

The secretary of state highlighted that elites contributed to the national unity, pointing as an example of writers like Agostinho Neto, first and late Angolan President.

According to Cornélio Calei, UEA is a place where it is discussed ideas that meaningfully contribute to the segmentation of democracy, through the holding of programmes such as "Maka à quarta-feira" and other initiatives.

The book fair will end on Wednesday and it includes the exhibition, sale and releasing of books, learning about stories, theatre, drawing and games.

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