The Imprensa Nacional/Eugénio Lisboa Award aims to encourage Mozambican literary creation
The Imprensa Nacional/Eugénio Lisboa Award aims to encourage Mozambican literary creation

Sérgio Simão Raimundo wins the 3rd edition of the Imprensa Nacional/Eugénio Lisboa Award

December 20, 2019

Sérgio Simão Raimundo (Maputo, 1992) is the winner of the 3rd edition of the Imprensa Nacional/Eugénio Lisboa Literary Prize, which includes the edition of the winning work, as well as the attribution of a monetary value.

The panel constituted by Mozambican poet and editor Mbate Pedro, as President, Sara Jona and Paula Mendes, decided to award the prize for literary prose IN/Eugénio Lisboa to the text A Ilha dos Mulatos, by Sérgio Simão Raimundo, and two honorable mentions to O Homem Que Vivia Fugindode Si, by Japone Matias Loudel Caetano Augostinho, and to O Amor Que Há Em Ti, by Néusia de Larsane Abílio Pelembe.

The awarding of the prize to the work A Ilha dos Mulatos, a contemporary crime novel, is, according to the jury, due to the fact that the author intertwines creativity and originality, with the management of polyphony and flows of consciousness, in a narration that calls for the preservation of the memory of the Island of Mozambique.

In the 3rd edition of the IN/Eugénio Lisboa Prize participated a total of 12 texts.

This important literary prize was created in 2017 by the Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office, embodying its mission of promoting and preserving the Portuguese language and taking into consideration the relevance of Eugénio Lisboa, as a citizen and man of culture born in Mozambique, but also as a its author.

This Prize aims to select unpublished works of great quality in the field of literary prose and, in addition to a pecuniary component, includes the publication of the distinguished works in each edition, thus encouraging the Mozambican literary creation.

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