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Program in Spanish and Portuguese presents: Voices from Mozambique

February 26 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Hodson Hall 313

The Program in Spanish and Portuguese, in co-sponsorship with the Program in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, are pleased to present

Voices from Mozambique

A discussion and performance featuring

Paulina Chiziane a Mozambican activist, feminist, and writer, and the first woman to publish a novel in Mozambique. She was born in 1955, in Manjacaze, Gaza Province, in the Southern region of Mozambique. She is the 2021 Camões Prize winner, awarded in May 2023 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Paulina published Balada de Amor ao Vento (1990) her ground breaking first novel, followed by Ventos do Apocalipse (1996), O Sétimo Juramento (2000), Niketche: Uma história de Poligamia (2002), O Alegre Canto da Perdiz (2008), As andorinhas (2009), Na mão de Deus (2012), Eu, mulher: por uma nova visão do mundo (2013), Ngoma Yethu: o curandeiro e o Novo Testamento (2015), O canto dos escravizados (2017).

Moreira Chonguiça, an award-winning Mozambican musician, educator and activist, and who has just been awarded the Order of Knight of Arts and Letters by France. His music combines elements of jazz, traditional Mozambican music and other styles, has won a global audience. He has performed in several countries. In 2012, together with the John Hopkins University agency in Mozambique, Moreira as patron of a project called SensaSons, called for students to write poetry and prose about HIV/Aids. Chonguiça’s work has been instrumental in promoting Mozambican culture abroad, and his dedication to music has inspired new generations of artists.