Taras de Luanda, co-authored by Luís Fernando and Portuguese writer Eduardo Águaboa, is a work that presents stories of Luanda’s past and present, an agglomeration of dreams added to dreams. The book is on sale at various locations in Angola and Portugal, with the copyrights reverting to the project Aldeia das Artes – Meninos do Mussulo.
The book contains 70 narratives that evoke the ambience, sensations, myths and rites, people, habits, customs, smells, joys and so many other elements that make up the soul of the city.
The preface was written by Jacques Arlindo dos Santos and 14 authors were invited to contribute works: Marta Santos, Maria João Falé, Joana Simões Piedade, Victor Burity da Silva, António Mateus, Né Gonçalves, Alexandra Gonçalves, Fernando Sousa Silva, Décio Bettencourt Mateus, Luís Gaspar da Silva, Onélio Santiago, Edno Pimentel, José Miguel Marques and Carlos Pereira Gonçalves.
The launching of the book Taras de Luanda took place on June 26 at the restaurant Moments, with the presentation by Artur Pestana “Pepetela”. On June 30, the book was presented in Lisbon at Casa de Angola and on July 28 at Fnac in Norte Shopping.
The publication of Taras de Luanda in Portugal is the responsibility of Chiado Editora and in Angola of the publishing house Chá de Caxinde.