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José Eduardo Agualusa


José Eduardo Agualusa is considered one of Africa’s most important writers. Both as a novelist and a reporter, Agualusa has become an important voice of his country. He has a weekly column in the prestigious Brazilian newspaper O Globo. His novel A General Theory of Oblivion was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 and was awarded the International Dublin Literary Award 2017. José Eduardo Agualusa is the winner of the National Prize for Culture and Arts in Angola 2019 in the area of literature. The jury underlined his contribution “to the emergence of the emancipated reader” and “to the strengthening of citizenship and freedom of expression.”

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