History and War in Angolan Literature

Ondjaki, the author of Biblioasis's second translation series title, Good Morning Comrades, is back in the U.S. this month on a tour of U.S. colleges and universities, and will be giving a talk at Stanford Monday March 12th, at 5:30 PM.

From the press announcement:

Beginning with historical facts, it is possible to find both political and literary bridges between reality and fiction in Angolan literature. This seminar will demonstrate an approach to historical occurances through some of the most significant figures in Angolan history. It begins with the commencement of the Armed Struggle in 1961, explores the later participation of Cuban troops in the consolidation of independence and finally considers the last period of the civil war, from 1992 – 2002. It is a brief journey though the history and literature of Angola.

For further information please go here.  

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