Africa-Press – Angola. A Queda do Cão Cidadão is the most recent literary work by writer Dias Neto, to be made available to the public on September 28, at the União dos Escritores Angolanos (UEA), under the seal of the publisher Palavra&Arte.
The fictional work brings readers brief stories that lead to understanding the consequences of excessive corruption, crisis of values, hypocrisy, as well as poverty, in a country that fights to reduce social asymmetries.
With a circulation of 500 copies, “A Queda do Cão Cidadão” contains 73 pages, 10 short stories and will be available at a price of seven thousand Kwanzas.
The work’s highlight is the short story “The Dead Worker”, where the character Guimarães engineers a coup that ends in a double disaster, also putting his great friend at risk.
Dias Neto was born in Luanda, in the urban district of Neves Bendinha, on August 20, 1980, and graduated in Executive Secretariat and Business Communication from the former Faculty of Arts, currently the Faculty of Humanities of the Agostinho Neto University.
Author of the works “O Taxista” (2019), winner of the blue prize, 2017 edition, “A Festa dos Porcos” (2020) winner of the Sacred Hope prize, 2018 edition, “Um Chameleon in the Executive” (2022). He also participated in works such as “Crónicas Tão Brancas de Azul – A Age dos Lados” (2020), the collection “Tanto Mar Entre Nós” (2021), which brought together 40 writers from Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal.