João Maimona 
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POEMA PARA CARLOS DRUMMOND DE ANDRADE portugalščina

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POESIA (REQUALIFICADA) DE GLÓRIA portugalščina

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DIMENSÃO INTERIOR portugalščina

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IDADE DAS PALAVRAS portugalščina

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AS MERCADORIAS QUE DESLIZAM NA RUA PÚBLICA portugalščina

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AS MURALHAS DA NOITE portugalščina

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Festa de monarquia portugalščina

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PASTORAL DAS MENINAS EM REPARTIDAS ESTRADAS FALANTES portugalščina

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[a infância do mendigo e a promessa do poema.] portugalščina

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Acalmia ruidosa. Em quatro sinos portugalščina

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João Maimona 
Author

Foto © Heiko Strunk
* 08.10.1955, Quibocolo, Angola
živi v: Luanda, Angola

The poet João Maimona (born 1955 in Angola) fled as a child to Zaïre, whilst Angola was practically in a state of civil war in the years before the 1975 Declaration of Independence. He started studying humanities in Kinshasa, returning to Angola in 1976 to complete his degree in veterinary medicine. He is a member of Angola's National Assembly and from 1993 to 2000 was President of the Parliamentary Commission for Education, Science and Technology and Director of the National Veterinary Research Institute (IIV). He also teaches at the Universidade Agostinho Neto in Luanda.

 Foto © Heiko Strunk
Maimona is part of the generation of the 80s and 90s in Angolan poetry, whose verse is characterised by experiments with language. The Spanish literary critic Xosé Lois Garcia sees this as a precursor to postmodernism in Angolan poetry. Thematically, Maimona's poems reveal a tension between the aesthetic search for beauty and the pain of memory, which is revived in a dialogue between the senses and the wounds of the past.

Maimona's most recent poetry collection is O Sentido do Regresso e a Alma do Barco (2007).

Objave
  • Trajetória Obliterada

    Luanda: INALD, 1984

  • Traço de União

    Luanda: União dos Escritores Angolanos, 1987

  • As abelhas do dia

    Luanda: União dos Escritores Angolanos, 1988

  • Quando se ouvir o Sino das Sementes

    Luanda: União dos Escritores Angolanos, 1993

  • Idade das palavras

    Luanda: INALD, 1997

  • Festa de monarquia

    Luanda: Kilombelombe, 2001

  • Lugar e origem da beleza

    Luanda: Kilombelombe, 2003

  • O Sentido do Regresso e a Alma do Barco

    Luanda: Kilombelombe, 2007