We congratulate Professor Jean-Michel Mabeko-Tali of the Department of History at Howard University, for receiving the award for Social and Human Sciences Research from the Angolan Minister of Culture and Arts this month.
This award was instituted by the Angolan government about 40 years ago, as to honor scholars and artists from four areas: Performative Arts, Literature, Plastic Arts, and Research and Essays in human and social sciences.
For the first four decades, the awards were attributed exclusively to Angolan authors and artists. This year, Prof. Mabeko-Tali was the only foreign scholar to be honored, for his scholarly research and numerous publications, to include: three essays, two in Portuguese and one in French languages, numerous book contributions, articles, prefaces and introductions to books related to Angolan political and social history and, published in Portuguese, French, English and Spanish. He is also an author of two novels published in France.
Prof. Mabeko-Tali was born in the Republic of the Congo-Brazzaville and has strong links with Angola, where he lived and taught for many years, and is dictated to the understanding of Angolan anticolonial struggle and the postcolonial process.
The awards ceremony held on November 10th, 2022 in Luanda was broadcasted nationally and internationally and was presided by His Excellency the minister of Culture and Arts. Prof. Mabeko-Tali was honored with a diploma of recognition and a glass statue representing “O pensador” (the thinker), Angolan symbol for sagacity and knowledge.