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Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:42 - Updated Thu, 19 Nov 2009 19:07

Photo album on Lúcio Lara's background released


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Angolan nationalist, Lucio Lara "Tchiweka"

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Luanda – The political history of nationalist Lúcio Lara until Angola's independence, proclaimed on November 11, 1975, will be portrayed on an photo-biographic album that will be released on November 28, in Luanda, by Tchiweka Documentation Association (ATD).

ANGOP learnt that "Tchiweka's 80 years - Images of a history” is the title of the book that will be sold as from 04pm at the Museum of Natural History.

In the first three volumes of the book "Um Amplo Movemento (A broad movement)" published by Lúcio Lara which contains documents of the national liberation struggle for the 1956-1964 period, ATD elaborated a photo-biography to commemorate the 80th anniversary of its founder, LúcioRodrigo Leite Barreto de Lara, also known as "Tchiweka".

The note adds that the initiative honouring Lúcio Lara is also designed for a large number of individuals who were directly or indirectly linked to the national liberation struggle, in order to contribute to the preservation of the memory and increase knowledge on the struggle for independence and for national sovereignty.

The book comprises 209 pages and has a CD reproducing the book and offers supplementary photos and documents such as colonial pamphlets and those of MPLA party, historic press cuttings, including some recordings with Lucio Lara's voice.

 According to ATD, the book also contains speeches by 21 friends and companions of Lúcio Lara highlighting the memories of Roberto de Almeida, Costa Andrade, Manuel Rui Monteiro, Pepetela, Augusta Conchiglia, Rafael Limonta Moracén or more academic analyses such as those from Céu Carmo Reis and Mabeko-Tali.