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President of the Republic congratulates writer Mia Couto for the Jan Michalski Prize

Praia, Dec 10 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, congratulated the Mozambican writer Mia Couto on Thursday, for the Jan Michalski Prize, with the literary work “As Areias do Imperador”, which classifies him as “Magnificent trilogy”.

“I would like to express my satisfaction to you for this distinction in your literary career. Naturally, the Jan Michalski Prize jury has good taste and uses adjusted criteria, rewarding one of the great writers of our Portuguese language, through this magnificent trilogy, As Areias do Imperador”, reads in the letter from the Head of State.

In his message, the nation’s highest magistrate considered “happy in the country can count among his men of letters with someone committed to his history and making the experience, his myths, the daily lives of men and women that build it, the mining field of their stories, bringing them to their pages, even to us”.

The Head of State said that he recalls, with friendship and a feeling of satisfaction, the meeting between the two in the city of Praia, two years ago, “with a full waiting room to hear him”.



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