Havana — The Cordeiro da Mata hall, linked to the Angola pavilion at the 22nd edition of the Havana International Book Fair, hosted last Friday the launch of nine books by Angolan and Cuban writers, published in Spanish.
The ninth day of the fair was marked by the presentation of various literary works related to children, history and media, among them the book "O Homem que Não Saca o Palito da Boca", written by João Melo and presented by the writer José Luís Mendonça.
There was also the launch of the books "O Livro de Ouro da Literatura Angolana para Crianças", by various authors, presented by the lecturer and researcher Irene Guerra Marques, "O Terrorista de Berkeley" and "As Aventuras de Ngunga", by Artur Pestana Pepetela.
The Angolan pavilion also hosted the launch of the books "Página e Média", by Costa Andrade, "Manana", by Uanhenga Xito, "A Vida Verdadeira de Domingos Xavier", by José Luandino Vieira, "Mãe Materno Mar", by Boaventura Cardoso.
There was also the presentation of the books "Africalema", by José Luis Mendonça, and "Angola, Memorias de um Internacionalista Cubano", by Gonzalo del Valleu.
Still on Friday, a conference was held which discussed infant-juvenile literature issues in Angola, whose lecturer was the writer Maria Celestina Fernandes.