New edition of the novel Chiquinho will be released today in the City of Praia

Praia, Dec 29 (Inforpress) – The National Library Institute of Cabo Verde (BNCV), launches today, in the City of Praia, the new edition of the novel Chiquinho, by Baltasar Lopes, the only work edited by the Institute in 2021.

Speaking to Inforpress, the curator of the National Library, Matilde Santos said there are already about a dozen editions of the novel Chiquinho, including an English version made by scholars from the University of Massachusetts, United States of America.

According to the same source, the work Chiquinho is exhausted in the market and in this edition will be printed 3.000 copies, having stressed that the IBNCV intends to continue the editing and reprinting of classic works are exhausted in the market, in order to promote knowledge and value “the greatest” of national literature.

“In 2021 it is the only work edited. Chuva Braba by Manuel Lopes was planned, but it was not possible because there was a change of direction. But in 2020 we had two reissues, 2019 two as well and for next year we intend to triple or quadruple this number, depending on the funding we get”, said Matilde Santos.



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