Odete Semedo

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Maria Odete da Costa Semedo (born November 7, 1959 in Bissau) is a writer and educator from Guinea-Bissau. She works in both in Portuguese and Guinea Creole.[1]

Semedo studied languages and modern literature at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa,[2] and has served as president of the national UNESCO commission.[1] She is the founder of the journal Revista de Letras, Artes e Cultura Tcholona, and has published two books of poetry, Entre o Ser e o Amar and No Fundo do Canto.[3] She works in Bissau as a researcher in the fields of education and training at the Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas. During her career she has also served as a government minister, first of National Education and later of Public Health.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Entre o Ser e o Amar (1996)
  • Histórias e passadas que ouvi contar (2003)
  • No Fundo Do Canto (2007)
  • Guiné-Bissau - Historia, Culturas, Sociedade e Literatura (2010)
  • Literaturas da Guiné-Bissau - Cantando os escritos da história (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Maior, Carta. "Maria Odete da Costa Semedo, uma alma inquieta da Guiné Bissau". Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Odete Costa Semedo - ancestralidade e a poética do desassossego". Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "WOMEN WRITING AFRICA". Retrieved 22 November 2016.