Angolan Writers Union honours nationalist Mario Andrade

Luanda- The history in political, cultural and academic dimension of the Angolan nationalist Mario Pinto de Andrade was last Wednesday remembered by the Angolan Writers Union (UEA), in a tribute session given by writers, at the usual Wednesday debate event called Maka a Quarta-Feira.

During the event, the daughter of the honoree, Henda Andrade, spoke in a pedagogical way about the life and work of Mario Pinto de Andrade.

On the same occasion, were read out parts of one of his anthologies entitled Na noite gravida de ponhAPound es.

On his turn, the nephew/grandchild of Mario Pinto de Andrade urged the need of making the Angolan youth know about the late nationalist’s dimension who contributed for the emancipation of the country.

He considers the honoree a freedom fighter who gave the best of himself for the cause of the Angolan independence.

It’s important to remind the crucial role as the president of the MPLA and as the general-secretary of the Freedom Fight Conference of the former Portuguese colonies, added the nephew.

His legacy is still composed by the books A guerra em Angola (War in Angola), the first sociologic study about Angola, and the Poesia negra com expressAPound o portuguesa (Black Poetry with Portuguese expression), in a total of eight published books.

Some of his books were published in French. He has more than 40 essays, 100 articles, works at UNESCO and various doctoral supervisions.

Mario Andrade was born on 21 August 1928, in Golungo Alto Municipality of the northern province of Cuanza Norte, died on 26 August 1990 (62 years old).

Source: Angola Press News Agency