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Portuguese-Swedish writer and professor Miguel Gullander dies in Luanda at age 49

The Portuguese-Swedish writer and professor Miguel Gullander died on Monday in Luanda, according to a note released by the Embassy of Portugal and the Camões Institute, of which he was a reader at the Agostinho Neto University.


“He was a teacher and writer who inspired all those who knew him, especially students, readers, colleagues and friends”, highlights the Camões Institute, describing Miguel Gullander as “charismatic, irreverent, creative and passionate in words and the art of teaching” .

Son of a Swedish mother and Portuguese father, he presented himself on his Instagram page as “Writer.Psychonaut”, “excessively experienced in traveling, suffering, crossing deserts, loving aliens-and being involuntarily tattooed”.

Miguel Gullander has worked in Africa since leaving Sweden in 2001, having taught in Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola and South Africa.

In Angola, he participated in the Saber Mais and PROCULTURA programs, having been a professor at the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Educação (ISCED) in Benguela and, more recently, Portuguese Language Reader at the Agostinho Neto University.

His works include "The Sorcerer", "Through the Rain", "Perdido de Volta" and "A Balada do Marinheiro-de-Estrada", having also translated Swedish authors.

“His death constitutes an irreparable loss for all of us”, emphasize the Embassy and the Camões Institute, sending “heartfelt condolences to the family”.

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