Angola: Winner of Sonangol Literature Prize Commends Initiative

Luanda – The Mozambican writer Suleimane Abdulumane “Peniwaku Sassa”, winner of Sonangol Literature Prize, 2015 edition, praised the initiative of the Angolan oil company for the institution of the competition.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday in Luanda, after receiving the award, “Peniwaku Sassa” recognized that Sonangol Literature Prize is an opportunity for the valorization of the work and reputation of the contesting writers.

He said the achievement of this award represents the effort of all authors in the valorization of literature made in African Portuguese Speaking Countries (PALOP).

He emphasized the high quality presented in the works of other writers, having admitted that he won the prize for merit and luck.

The author explained that the work “A Carta do Mbonga”, winner of the prize, is a novel with 107 pages and fourteen chapters.

The winner received the value of five million kwanzas.

Instituted in 1987 by Sonangol, the event takes place every five years to distinguish qualitatively literary or research devoted writers of the participating countries.

Source; All Africa