Angolan literature

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Angolan literature has its origins in the mid-19th century. The diversity of Angola's culture is reflected in the diversity of its literature, which traditionally has been combative and satirical.

As Angola was a colony of Portugal, it is a Lusophone country. Most authors write in Portuguese, though there are many distinct tribes and Portuguese isn't the first language of every Angolan. In 2006, Luandino Vieira was awarded the Camões Prize, though he declined it and the $128,000USD prize money for "personal and intimate reasons."[1][2]

Agostinho Neto, the first president of Angola, was a well-known poet.[3]

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  1. ^ Angolan author Vieira refuses Portugal's top literature award, retrieved 2007-09-27 
  2. ^ Angolan writer turns down Portuguese-language literature prize, archived from the original on 30 August 2007, retrieved 2007-09-27 
  3. ^ "Angola (country)". MSN Encarta. Archived from the original on 2009-11-01. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 

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