A Ilha dos Poetas
Book launch: My Reflection, by the poet Mijoma
Launch of the book "My Reflection" by the poet Mijoma, and presentation of the book "Revenge of Jesus Christ" by Osvaldo das Neves, both signed by Kuvaninga cart d'arte. The Kuvaninga card d'arte (formerly Livaningo) will celebrate its five years, since its existence in May 10, 2012, in an event on November 23, at 18h00, at Centro Cultural Brasil-Moçambique.
The celebration will count on the launch of two works: the collection of poetry of Mijoma, with the work "My Reflection", and the second edition of the collection of short stories "The Revenge of Jesus Christ" by writer and university professor Osvaldo das Neves.
The recital of the work "My Reflection" will be in charge of the Black declaimer. and the representation of the text that gives the title to the book "The Revenge of Jesus Christ" is by the Katchoro-Kuphaluxa theater group. In addition, there will be a documentary that crosses voices and moments that retrospect the five years of Kuvaninga, as well as a musical band headed by San Lo.
"My Reflection", by Mijoma.
It is an unpublished collection of 54 poems, in which the poet proposes a reflection on several "strange" things that happen in everyday life. As Osvaldo das Neves maintains in his preface to the book, characterizing Mijoma as a prophet, the one who says much, but still "hiding in the verses of evils that are yet to come. Listening to it a little more will lead us to other ways of reinventing life. "
"The Revenge of Jesus Christ", by Osvaldo das Neves
Is a collection of short stories published for the first time in September of 2015. He returns, two years later, also with the return of the publisher, for being the most sold book and that until now is much sought after. According to Suleiman Cassamo, in his notes on the work, "The Revenge of Jesus Christ" does jus to the title of the work. It is the longest tale of all, with nine pages, but its duration does not bore the reader. It is even scarce, because it is well written. An old man is with his grandson seated by the fire as they recount the death of Christ.
Mijoma is a pseudonym of Miguel Maputso, the first of two brothers, very passionate about literature, focusing on Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, José Craveirinha, Paulina Chiziane, Mia Couto and a range of Mozambican artists. He completed his high school in 2007. In 2008, he completed the teacher training course at the Teacher Training Institute of Munhuana. He is currently an English teacher at the SOS Hermann Gmeiner Secondary School in Maputo, and a 2nd year student in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Higher Institute of International Relations.
Osvaldo das Neves was born on May 5, 1987, in Angoche, Nampula province. He collaborated with Semanário Sol, with criticism and literary review, in 2012, and the following year, he was a Bookseller at Minerva Central. He is a member of the Literary Organization of Writers and Artistic Principles (OLEPA), of Nampula, and has a degree in Linguistics and Literature from UEM, where he teaches the disciplines: Introduction to Literary Studies I and II, Brazilian Literature and African Literatures of Portuguese Language.
Kuvaninga card d'arte (previously Livaningo) is a non-profit Mozambican publisher, created on May 10, 2012 by the then students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the UEM, namely, Elcídio Bila, José dos Remédios and Jossias Guambe. The publisher produces books with recycled card covers. It seeks to foster a taste for reading, making books affordable and allowing the publication of books to emerging authors.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 23 2017 at 18h00
Address: Centro Cultural Brasil Moçambique (CCBM), Av. 25 de Setembro no. 1728, Maputo