Angola: Writer Suggests Place Names Revision

Luanda — Angolan writer João da Silva Cardoso has suggested that Angola's place-names were reviewed and defended the inclusion of names belonging to artists and other figures of reference.

The move is intended to honour and value all those who contributed to the country's wellbeing.

João Cardoso is of the view that the initiative should cover names of national renowned artists who contributed to the elevation of Angolan culture.

Speaking to Angop on Tuesday, the writer said that the attribution of these names in the toponymy would be a recognition by the State, towards all those who, through culture, contributed to the elevation of the name of Angola, before and after Independence.

João da Silva Cardoso was born in 1972 in northern Malanje province. The writer is graduated in African literature by the Faculty of Letters of the Angola's public Agostinho Neto University.

He has published several novels and publications in magazines and newspapers.

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