Articles of Rogelio Martínez Furé

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A runaway with words

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Just like the African and universal culture he has helped us discover, Rogelio Martínez Furé is multifaceted and singular. His versatility reflects his ability to transform himself, to be a poet or a reciter of entire books, of myths and legends, making good use of his wondrous memory – which, he says, is a result of his connection to oral culture since he was a child, when he listened to living libraries, who sweetened his ears with songs and tales from all ages.

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Rogelio Martínez Furé, 2015 National Prize for Literature

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Writer, ethnologist, and researcher Rogelio Martínez Furé has been awarded the 2015 National Prize for Literature, granted every year by the National Book Institute, as public recognition of those writers who have enriched the country’s cultural legacy in general, and its literature in particular.