23 February 2013

Angola: Love for Books Takes Hundreds of Children to La Cabanha Fair

Havana — The historic Fortress of San Carlo de La Cabana, one of the outstanding monuments of Havana (Cuba), in the last few days has become a meeting point for cultures, people from different parts looking for literature works at the International Book Fair of this city.

From the early hour until late in the evening one sees a frenzied movement of intellectuals and common people, searching for books and other cultural products displayed at the Havana fair.

Among the visitors, one group attracts the attention of the people, namely the children and teenagers.

Caloria Royos is one of those children who have been showing their love for reading in this international event.

Speaking to ANGOP, Caloria Royos said that every year he comes to this cultural event, which in the current edition is paying homage to Angola, as guest of honour.

"I came to look for a book entitled Colecção Manga. I have not yet found it but I know where to look for it", he explained, adding that reading is important, because it helps a students to improve their handwritings, interpretation capacities and language.

Juan Carlos Ramirez Gomes, in his turn, said that he is an ardent lover of books, reason why he was attending the fair, with his aunt, adding that he was looking for the book entitled "Dinossauro".

"I like this book and I want to read it to learn how dinosaurs survived in their environment (...)", he assured.

On her turn, Estefani did not have a specific title in mind, but she said every year she attends the fair with her relatives to find something interesting.

"Every year I come to the fair with my mum, dad and my (female) cousin", she revealed.

The 22nd edition of the Havana International Book Fair will end on February 24.

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