Ondjaki

Ondjaki

Ondjaki, the pen name of Ndalu de Almeida, is a writer in Luanda, Angola who has published five novels, three collections of short stories, four collections of poetry, and three children’s books. He has also made a documentary film, May Cherries Grow, about his native city. In 2008 Ondjaki was awarded the Grinzane for Africa Prize in the category of Best Young Writer, and in 2012 The Guardian named him one of its Top Five African Writers.

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