José Luandino Vieira (2481 words)

Elisa Scaraggi
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José Luandino Vieira (born José Vieira Mateus da Graça, 1935 -) is an Angolan writer and one of the founders of the União dos Escritores Angolanos [Angolan Writers Union, UEA]. His novels and short stories, mostly written while he was a political prisoner during Angola’s liberation war, are considered foundational works of Angolan literature. Deeply connected to the context of the struggle against colonialism and the birth of Angola as a nation, his literature is a quest for Angolanidade, for a distinctive Angolan identity. Vieira is known for creating a unique literary language, one that is both radically experimental and rooted in the everyday language spoken in Luanda. His works …

Citation: Scaraggi, Elisa. "José Luandino Vieira". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14186, accessed 04 August 2021.]

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