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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:12 - Updated Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:39

Culture Ministry lauds Maria Eugénia Neto's contribution to Angolan culture

Luanda - The Ministry of Culture lauded on Friday the contribution of the writer and former first lady of Angola,Maria Eugénia Neto, to the affirmation, valorization and promotion of the country's culture.

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writer Maria Eugénia Neto (file)

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On a congratulatory message sent by the Culture Ministry in the ambit of Maria Eugénia Neto’s birthday, celebrated on March 8, the writer is deemed an example of inspiration and a defender of the dignity and recognition of the important role played by Angolan women in society.

“Fate so  wanted that 85 years ago, in a day like today, you were born and throughout your journey of life you have represented the core of women’s ideal for dignity, equity and empowerment “, reads the message.

Maria Eugénia Neto is still considered a woman of steel, endowed with a humanistic culture, exemplar mother, poetess and circumstantial politician, which make her a mandatory reference for the Angolan society and for the recent history of the country, playing a relevant role as wife of the first president and founder of this African nation.

Maria Eugénia Neto was born in March 8 of 1934 in Trás-os-Montes, Portugal.

She has several books published such as  "E nas Florestas os Bichos Falaram" (which received an award from UNESCO,1977-in Leipzig)."Foi Esperança e Certeza”, 1979, “A Formação de Uma Estrela e Outras Histórias na Terra” (1979), "O Vaticínio da Kianda na Piroga do Tempo" (1985)  "A Menina Eu flores/Planeta da Estrela(1988)".

"Este é o Canto" (1989), "As Nossas Mãos Constroem a Liberdade", "A Lenda das Asas e da Menina Mestiça-Flor", "As aventuras de Amor/Flor em África", "A Montanha do Sol" e "O Soar dos Quissanges"(2000) are also some other books published by the writer.

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