Study of Neto's poetry presented in Salavador
Angola, Salvador – A piece of literary work on “A Estética da Recepção da Poesia de Agostinho Neto” was released over the weekend in the Brazilian city of Salvador, the during a ceremony witnessed by Eugenia Neto, widow of Angola’s most prominent ever poet, Antonio Agostinho Neto. The work by Brazilian cathedratic professor, Nelson Cerqueira, follows an academic study conducted in the United States of America and shows how the poetry of Agostinho Neto was mobilising for the struggle against the Portuguese colonialism.Speaking at the ceremony, writer Maria Eugenia Neto, in her capacity as chairwoman of the António Agostinho Neto Foundation, considered the event as part of a set of activities her institution has been carrying out this year to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Agostinho Neto. Maria Eugénia Neto considered the deeds of Agostinho Neto as acts of liberation of all black people taken to Americas under the slave trade. “The poetry of Agostinho Neto is appealing to the rediscovery of the past, rediscovery of the future that is needed to be built stone by stone,” said Eugénia Neto. The ceremony was witnessed by Angolan ambassador to Brazil, Nelson Cosme and other guests.