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Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:53 - Updated Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:53

Historian defends more research on Neto's legacy

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Luanda – Angolan historian Júlio Mendes defended on Friday in Luanda that the legacy of the poet and first President of Angola, António Agostinho Neto, needs a deeper research in order to pass them to future generations.


Júlio Mendes, who is also a lecturer at Higher Institute for Educational Sciences (ISCED),
defended this stand whilst addressing the workshop on "Agostinho Neto, national and foreign cultural values" at the auditorium of Oscar Ribas University.


To the historian, Neto's legacy, which will be studied, contains various aspects relating to his sacrifice to fight against the Portuguese colonialism that led to the country's independence, in November 11, 1975.


“Agostinho Neto used his poems to fight against colonialists and made people believe that it is possible to fight against slavery", he stressed.


About the poems “Sábados nos Musseques” and “Ansiedade”, of the "Sacred Hope" book, the source said that they mainly portray the hardships of black people.


This workshop was organised under the activities to celebrate the National Hero's Day, September 17.