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Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:14 - Updated Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:28

Writer Mia Couto points out improvements in African politics

Luanda - The Mozambican writer Mia Couto said on Monday that Africa has lately recorded positive political changes and has left little room for authoritarian regimes.

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Mozambican writer, Mia Couto

Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

The writer, who was speaking to the Angolan daily newspaper “Jornal de Angola”, added that the space for authoritarian regimes has been remarkably reduced even for those exercising repression in the name of their alleged historical legitimacy.

According to the writer, today the new generations of the African countries are connected to the world. “They know how the other states operate and how freedom can be conquered”, he stressed.

Mia Couto underlined that he cannot be quiet before injustices, adding that he is against personal attack, imposition of the reason through authority and culture of fear.

The Mozambican writer is author of several poems published in Jornal da Beira newspaper. He released his first book of poetry entitled "Raiz de Orvalho" in 1983.

Mia Couto was awarded with a Prize by the Mozambican Journalists Organization in 1989 on account of his book entitled “Cronicando”.

He also received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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