List of the most popular authors from Angola, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Angolan authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Angolan writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.
List includes Óscar Ribas, Francisco Santos and more.
This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Angola?" and "Who are the best Angolan authors?"For further information on these historic Angolan authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Angolan authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
Francisco José Ribeiro Lopes dos Santos, known mainly as Francisco Santos is an Angolan/Portuguese multi-talent artist with many names and faces. As Francisco Lopes Santos he is likely to be known as a swimmer. Art enthusiasts may know him as the visual artist Xesko, lovers of poetry as Elias ...more
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
Nationality: Portugal, Angolasee more on Francisco Santos
José Luandino Vieira is an Angolan writer of short fiction and novels. Vieira was born in Lagoa de Furadouro, Ourém, Portugal and was Portuguese by birth and ethnicity, but his parents immigrated to Angola in 1938 and he grew up immersed in the African quarters of Luanda. He wrote in the language ...more
Works Written: Luuanda, The loves of João Vêncio, The real life of Domingos Xavier
Nationality: Portugal, Angolasee more on José Luandino Vieira
António Agostinho Neto served as the first President of Angola, after having led the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola in the war for independence. Until his death, he led the MPLA in the civil war. Known also for his literary activities, he is considered Angola's preeminent poet. His ...more
Works Written: Sacred hope, On literature and national culture
Birthplace: Ícolo e Bengo, Angola
Nationality: Angolasee more on Agostinho Neto
Artur Carlos Maurício Pestana dos Santos is a major Angolan writer of fiction. He writes under the name Pepetela. A white Angolan, Pepetela was born in Benguela, Portuguese Angola, and fought as a member of the MPLA in the long guerrilla war for Angola's independence. Much of his writing deals with ...more
Works Written: cão e os caluandas, A geração da Utopia, A revolta da casa dos ídolos, aventuras de Ngunga, desejo de Kianda, + more
Birthplace: Benguela, Angola