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The Maputo Book Fair opened today closing its Tunduru Gardens programme on Saturday (October 8). The fair presents a wide variety of activities this year such as book launches, conferences, workshops and performances.
On the first day, the Tunduru Gardens host for the first half hour of the book fair the Children’s Group of the IVERCA Traditional Dance Association and TPM’s Macuaela. At 10 am takes place the official opening of the event, an act which will have messages from Maputo Mayor David Simango, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Silva Dunduro, the Ambassadors of Angola, Brazil, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, Consul of Cape Verde and event partners.
At 11am, begins a roundtable about the “House of the Empire Students, 1944 – 1965: Nationalism, Culture and Politics” with Fernando Vaz, Hélder Martins, Mario Machungo, Óscar Monteiro and Sergio Vieira, in a conversation to be moderated by Joel das Neves .
From 12h30h to 2 pm there will be theatre, poetry recitals and music with Eunice Mandlate and Venancio Calisto, UEM Theatre Group and Magocha Band.
“Cultural antipodes and the image of ethnic minorities in the West, a look on William Shakespeare and Miguel Cervantes” with Nataniel Ngomane and London based Mozambican writer Cri Essencia starts at 2 pm.
At 4 pm, poet Mangole Lopito Feijó launches his new book and at 4h30 pm Brazilian writer Sérgio Rodrigues, will dive into the world of “literature, popular culture and football”, followed by “Representations of suburban woman in Lília Momplé’s ‘Caniço’ [Reed] and José Craveirinha’s ‘Teresinha’ with Osvaldo das Neves .
Tribute to Juvenal Bucuane
The highlight of the second day of the Book Fair of Maputo, Friday, will be the tribute to writer and poet Juvenal Bucuane, scheduled for 6 pm, a cultural evening with Aurélio Cuna and Feeling Capela.
However, throughout the day there will be other events such as the release of the book by José Bione Carquete, awarded the ’10 de Novembro’ 2014 prize, at 10h30m am.
At 11 am, Jorge Jairoce, Lopito Feijó (Angola), Paulina Chiziane, Calane da Silva, Marcelo Panguana and Ana Rita Santiago (Brazil), with moderation of Louis Cezerilo, will talk about “Memory and heritage: the writers, public libraries and promotion of reading.”
From 2 pm, “French-Lusophone Literary Translation: Perspectives of the author, translator and editor”, a roundtable with Elisabeth Monteiro (France) and Peter Mbate with Sandra Tamele to moderate will take place.
Later, at 4 pm, Isis Valeria Gomes (Brazil) guides a lecture entitled “The habit of reading and the formation of library collections for children and youth books for students.”
On the closing day of the Fair, Saturday, the spelling bee will announce the winners at 11 am.
At 2 pm takes place the round table on theme “Literature and journalism – an (im) possible horizon,” with Spanish writer Jose Luis Toledano, Tomás Jane, Simeão Cachamba and Jeremias Moiane.
At 3h30m pm ‘Ninguém matou Shura’ (book by Lilia Momplé) [Nobody killed Suhura] comes in a play staged by Guilherme Roda.
Half an hour later, at 4 pm, poet Eduardo Quive moderates “Benefits and barriers to us reading each other: the circulation of literature within CPLP” with David Machado (Portugal), Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa and Sérgio Rodrigues (Brazil).
Later in the afternoon, writer Cremildo Bahúle will present the work of Virgílio de Lemos (Ibo 1929- Paris 2013) before reading the closing message of this edition of the Book Fair in the Tunduru gardens.
However, the Fair officially ends on the 11th because it holds events outside of the space of the Tunduru gardens, in places such as the School of Journalism, Eduardo Mondlane University, Universidade Pedagógica and High Institute of International Relations [ISRI] are some of the other institutions to be visited by the Book Fair, between 7 and 11 this month.Source: O País
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