Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Voices from Mozambique

February 26 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Paulina Chiziane - poster LARANJA
The Program in Spanish and Portuguese and in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies Present


February 26, Monday, 10am to Noon HODSON 313

The Program in Spanish and Portuguese and in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx
Studies invite you to participate in a session to discuss Paulina Chiziane’s and Moreira Chonguiça’s work and activism.

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.
Voices from Mozambique