Luanda – The Angolan historian and deputy chairman of the International Scientific Committee for UNESCO project dubbed “The slave route”, Simão Souindoula, defended on Tuesday in Luanda the need for establishing the Agostinho Neto international literary prize, as a way of tribute to the late statesman and man of letters.
Simão Souindoula said so during a workshop under the theme “Let’s celebrate the abolition of slavery, Agostinho Neto poet of freedom”, which was organised by Kanawa project together with the Angolan Writers Association (UEA).
According to him, this prize should compensate the literary works, essays in the fields of science or political and civic actions, in order to eliminate all kinds of human oppression.
The historian said that it is necessary to highlight the dimension and historic vision of the first President of Angola, Agostinho Neto.
Born on 17 September 1922, in Icolo e Bengo, in the northern Bengo Province, Agostinho Neto passed away in Moscow on 10 September 1979 victim of an illness