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Ondjaki

Ondjaki was born in 1977 – two years after the country gained its independence from Portugal – and grew up in a country at war. Now living in Rio de Janeiro, he has over a dozen books published, including collections of poetry,children’s stories and novels.

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José Luandino Vieira

José Luandino Vieira is a central figure in the establishment of a distinctively Angolan literary movement. Born in Portugal in 1935, he grew up in Luanda, where his family lived in the poor suburbs, the musseques, in which so many of his short stories and novels are set. He was awarded, but declined for personal reasons, the Prémio Camões, the most prestigious international award for literature in the Portuguese language.

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José Eduardo Agualusa

José Eduardo Agualusa began his writing career as a poet and has since written some eighteen novels, four of which have been translated into English by Daniel Hahn, with The Book of Chameleons winning the 2007 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

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