10 December 2012

Angola: UEA Official for Continuous Divulgence of Literature

Luanda — The secretary general of the Angolan Writers Association (UEA), Carmo Neto, defended on Sunday in Luanda the continuous promotion and divulgence of the Angolan literature.

Carmo Neto said so to Angop during the official opening of the first children book fair, held under the 37th founding anniversary of the Angolan Writers Association (UEA).

According to him, literature is source of all knowledge and development of any society and country.

He said that there are a lot of children book, but the problem is related to difficulties of releasing books of various authors.

Carmo Neto also defended the creation of libraries in each school of general teaching, according to the dimension of the institution, where every student may have a selected book for the reading encouragement.

The official said that he believes that this partnership will also contribute to the emergence of more publications and national authors.

Moreover, the secretary general said that it must be promoted the liking to reading in population, aiming to contribute to the people's cultural and intellectual training, so that they may have a better understanding of facts and phenomena in the world.

The book fair, happening from 9-12 December, includes the exhibition, sale and releasing of books, learning about stories, theatre, drawing and games.

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