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Angola: Two Angolan Authors Awarded with International Literature Prizes

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Angola, Literature

High Browse Online announces [1] that Angolan journalist and author Jose Eduardo Agualusa won the 2007 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his novel, The Book of Chameleons. The Portuguese novel is translated into English by Daniel Hahn. Jose and Daniel will be sharing the prize of £10,000. The winner was announced on Tuesday. Another great Angolan writer, Pepetela (Artur Carlos Maurício Pestana dos Santos), won the 2007 Universal Galician Writer prize, awarded by the Galician Language Authors Association. In both cases, it is the first time Portuguese Language African authors are awarded. Pululu reports [2].