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Angolan writer wins literature prize from the United States of America

It was with the work “O Recluso: o princípio e o fim de uma injustiça” that the Angolan writer Nituecheni Africano won the 25th edition of the United States of America (USA) literature prize, called 'FOX USA 2024', in category for best detective novel book and best author. With this achievement, which took place last Sunday, the writer became the first Angolan and African to win this award.


Nituecheni Africano competed in the final of the aforementioned award with Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma. According to a statement sent to VerAngola, the Angolan won more than 5000 votes, against the more than 3000 votes obtained by the Nigerian, thus having surpassed his opponent and emerged as the winner.

With this victory, Nituecheni Africano will receive a prize of 16 thousand dollars, as well as seeing 200 copies of his work published and sold at the headquarters of Fox Corporation, adapted by Secret Films in California (USA).

"The awards gala is scheduled for August 12th in the United States, in Midtown Manhattan", the note reads.

The story of Nituecheni Africano's work – which contains 180 pages, translated into English by the Brazilian publisher Rocco – revolves around a young lawyer who sets out to defend a highly publicized case in Angola.

Throughout the story, the young man will not allow himself "to be carried away by the mysterious way in which justice is taking the case", and in full trial he will use "his wisdom to defend and acquit his client, and because it is a difficult case, the lawyer becomes a hero and defender of human rights", explains the note.

It should be noted that the 'FOX USA 2024' award is carried out by the company Fox Premium and Strungh Book, a company aimed "at discovering new global talent".

At 33 years old, Nituecheni Africano already has some awards on his CV. One of the most recent was in March, where the writer won the best novel category of the 2nd edition of the WBR International Literary Prize for Latin America, also with this work. Another example is his distinction, in October last year, in Rio de Janeiro, with the 'Literary Reference' award, which was initiated by the Brazilian publisher Publiart.

The writer, who was born in Huambo on September 12, 1990, currently has four works ("O Prisioneiro do Amor"; "O Vendedor de Pães As Mos"; "O Imigrante da Web e Suas Tolices" and "Reclusos"), as well as, according to the note, he was named, at the beginning of last year, by the Brazilian magazine Word-Book Revier ambassador of literature in five African countries (Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Uganda).


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