Committee of Honour

Fundação Fernando Leite Couto counts with the support and contribution of a Committee of Honour, composed by honorary members that, due to their relevance in the fields of literature, arts and culture, provide their valuable contribution to the promotion of the objectives of the Foundation.

Luís Bernardo Honwana

Luís Bernardo Honwana

One of the most charismatic names of the Mozambican literature, journalist, writer and intellectual, awarded with the José Craveirinha Awarded for his career.

Manuel Tomé

Manuel Tomé

Deputy and politician, he was, for many years, a journalist and leader of the Mozambican social communication agencies. He was a professional colleague of Fernando Couto in the Notícias journal, just after the independence of the country.

Naguib Elias Abdula

Naguib Elias Abdula

Mozambican artist of national and international fame, unquestionably one of the most projected names of the Mozambican culture.

João Paulo Borges Coelho

João Paulo Borges Coelho

One of the most important and awarded prose writers of Mozambique. Graduated in History and a University teacher, spent his infancy and adolescence in the city of Beira, where he met and interacted with Fernando Leite Couto. He was published in Ndjira publishing company where Fernando Couto was the director.

Rui Fernandes

Rui Fernandes

Respected manager of Mozambican companies, he was an important booster of literature, providing to Fernando Couto support and friendship during all the period when he was a literature editor.

Tomás Vieira Mário

Tomás Vieira Mário

Journalist, intellectual and social researcher that has raised a general respect and national consensus as a opinion maker in Mozambique. He was a student in the School of Journalism in a period when Fernando Couto led that teaching institution.

Zeferino Coelho

Zeferino Coelho

One of the most known editors of literature in Portugal, that has published in that country the works of some of the most important African writers of Portuguese language. Today he’s a remarkable promoter of Mozambican literature beyond our borders. With other Mozambican editors, he founded in Mozambique the Ndjira publishing company, where Fernando Leite Couto was, for many years the main editor.

Rita Chaves

Rita Chaves

Professor of African Literature in the University of São Paulo, she’s one of the most important scholars and promoters of African literature of Portuguese language in Brazil.