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The Association of Mozambican Writers (AEMO) and the Institute of Arts and Culture (ISArC) are promoting a series of cultural activities in celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, which is celebrated on April 23 of each year. The two entities are marking the day with theatrical and musical performances, a book fair and debates about the book and copyright.
According to an AEMO press release, the main objective of their ‘Book Week’ initiative is to encourage reading among adolescents and young people.
On Tuesday, writer Hélder Martins and historian Jorge Jairoce will discuss the book and copyright issues with readers and writers, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the AEMO headquarters in Maputo.
On Wednesday, also at 6:00 p.m., the Technical University of Mozambique (UDM) will present a lecture on the importance of reading by writer Lucílio Manjate.
The next day, Thursday 25th, at the same time, Mozambican poet Amosse Mucavele will present a lecture titled “To narrate, to read, to write: Forming (oneself) in writing” at the amphitheatre on the Pedagogical University’s Lhanguene campus.
Finally, on the 26th of this month, a programme of events bringing the programme to a close will start at 2:30 p.m. in the ISArC library in Matola.
This initiative is coordinated by writer Januário Mutaquiha and curated by Rosendo Mate and Amosse Mucavele.Source: O País