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The Maputo Book Fair will host a roundtable with writers David Machado (Portugal), Sergio Rodrigues (Brazil) and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa (Mozambique), moderated by Eduardo Quive (Mozambique) in Tunduro Gardens at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 8 October.
This is an initiative promoted by Camões – the Portuguese Cultural Center in Maputo and the Brazil-Mozambique Cultural Center, under the umbrella of the Maputo Book Fair, promoted and organized by Maputo Municipal Council.
The Book Fair aims to promote reading and dialogue between writers and readers, encourage access to book and a love of reading as a source of knowledge, pleasure and citizenship. It sponsors discussions of Mozambican and international literature and creates opportunity for new Mozambican writers, stimulating authors, literary creation, reading, writing and oral expression.
The CPLP writers participating in this conversation about books are:
David Machado, Portuguese writer, winner of Branquinho da Fonseca Prize, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Expresso newspaper, the prize of the Portuguese Society of Authors / RTP in the category of Best Children and Youth book and the prize for the Literature of the European Union. Some of his books are entered in the Portuguese National Reading Plan.
Sergio Rodrigues, journalist, writer and Brazilian literary critic, winner of Portugal Telecom Literature Pize and the State Cultural Award of Rio de Janeiro in Literature category. He is the author novels and collections of short stories.
These two writers are joined by Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, winner of the José Craveirinha prize, one of the co-founders, of the Mozambican Writers Association magazine Charrua and one of the most respected writers in Mozambique.
The roundtable will be moderated by writer and Mozambican journalist Eduardo Quive.
The Camões – Portuguese Cultural Centre and Brazil Mozambique Cultural Center have their own stand in Tunduro Gardens for the duration of the fair.
Source: Centro Cultural Português
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