First edition of the Mia Couto Literary Award is launched

Lançada primeira edição do Prémio Literário Mia Couto

Kornelder Mozambique and the Kulemba Association launched the debut edition of the Mia Couto Literary Prize, this Saturday, in the city of Beira, Sofala.

The award honors the Mozambican writer and biologist António Emílio Leite Couto (Mia Couto), born in the city of Beira. It aims to stimulate quality literary production in the country and annually distinguish the best works of poetry and prose.

The initiative will cover Mozambican publications in Portuguese language, and for this will be evaluated works released between 2021 and 2022. The winner in each of the categories will receive a prize of 400 thousand meticais.

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