Angolan writer appointed ambassador of literature in Africa

Huambo – Angolan writer Nituecheni Africano, pseudonym of Eugénio Afonso Gaspar, winner of the 4th edition of the Great Latin American Literary Competition, has been appointed ambassador of literature in five African countries by the Brazilian Word-Book Revier magazine, ANGOP has learnt.

According to a letter of the Brazilian magazine, the countries are Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Uganda, through a solidarity funding, which starts on April 3 this year.

The letter, sent by the Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports office of Huambo province, said the Angolan writer, author of the “The Web immigrant and his nonsense”, which won, last December the novel prize of the 4th edition of the Great Latin American Literary Competition, is expected to help some people of these countries to retrieve civic and moral values, through the teaching of literature in the communities.

“Through a visit made in those African countries, it was realised that the book in question has to be a necessary tool to change the world,” reads the note.

Nituecheni Africano represented the African continent in the Great Latin American Literary Contest held in Sao Paulo (Brazil), based on a vote, which began on November 20 2022 and ended on December, with the participation of 192 writers from several countries, particularly Latin America, who competed in several categories.

The novel presents some warnings to young people about the dangers of social networks: friendships, business and relationships with unknown people, which may not bring good intentions to one of the interested parties.

Born in Huambo province, on September 12, 1990, Eugénio Afonso Gaspar graduated in Information Technology and Business Administration at Technical University of Angola (UTANGA).

He is co-founder of the Association of Social Integration of Former Prisoners (ADISPER) and director-general of the Association of Young Writers of the South.

He published, in 2020, the works “O vendedor de pães as mos” and “Prisioneiro do amor”.

Source: Angola Press News Agency