Writer calls for libraries in rural areas

  • Escritor, José Mendonca
Luanda - Angolan writer José Luís Mendonça defended on Friday in Luanda, the implementation of mobile libraries in rural communities to encourage reading, correct writing, creativity and a differentiated speech of the populations.

José Luís Mendonça, who was speaking to Angop, on the sidelines of a lecture that marked celebration of the World Library Day promoted by the Youth Literature Brigade of Angola (BJLA), said in rural areas there are living libraries - the elders, bearers of wisdom.

In the meantime, Carlos Pedro, head of BJLA, said there is a strategy and methodology for the implementation of this program, adding that the BJLA and the Students Association of the Private Universities of Angola (AUEPA) have devised a program to materialize this principle of mobile libraries.

"We will start with the collection of books in Luanda. But the program will be nationwide," explained Carlos Pedro.

José Luís Mendonça was born in Golungo Alto, province of Cuanza Norte, on November 24, 1955. He studied law at the Agostinho Neto University, in Luanda.

He is a journalist, member of the Union of Angolan Writers-UEA and was a high official of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Angola.

The Youth Literature Brigade of Angola exists since 1981.

 

José Luís Mendonça, who was speaking to Angop, on the sidelines of a lecture that marked celebration of the World Library Day promoted by the Youth Literature Brigade of Angola (BJLA), said in rural areas there are living libraries - the elders, bearers of wisdom.

In the meantime, Carlos Pedro, head of BJLA, said there is a strategy and methodology for the implementation of this program, adding that the BJLA and the Students Association of the Private Universities of Angola (AUEPA) have devised a program to materialize this principle of mobile libraries.

"We will start with the collection of books in Luanda. But the program will be nationwide," explained Carlos Pedro.

José Luís Mendonça was born in Golungo Alto, province of Cuanza Norte, on November 24, 1955. He studied law at the Agostinho Neto University, in Luanda.

He is a journalist, member of the Union of Angolan Writers-UEA and was a high official of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Angola.

The Youth Literature Brigade of Angola exists since 1981.