Ondjaki!

Widely regarded as one of the rising stars of African literature, Ndalu de Almeida (aka Ondjaki) was born in Luanda in 1977, although he later studied in both Portugal and New York, and he currently lives in Brazil. At the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal, he talks with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about growing up in newly-independent Angola,...
Ndalu de Almeida (aka Ondjaki)
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Widely regarded as one of the rising stars of African literature, Ndalu de Almeida (aka Ondjaki) was born in Luanda in 1977, although he later studied in both Portugal and New York, and he currently lives in Brazil. At the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal, he talks with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about growing up in newly-independent Angola, and how he got his name--which means "he who faces challenges".



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