Vera Duarte wins African poetry award

Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian writer Vera Duarte has become the first woman to grab the "Tchicaya U Tam SI" African poetry prize.
Durarte, a lawyer and former chairperson of the Cape Verde Writers Association, received the award Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Asilah.
Duarte is a former judge and legal adviser to former President Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro.
She is currently chairperson of the Association of Women Lawyers in Cape Verde.

17 august 2001 11:06:00




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