Henning Mankell. Photo:©Lina Ikse. Leopard Publishing.

Henning Mankell 1948-2015

It is with outmost sadness that NAI received the news about author Henning Mankell's death. He visited NAI on several occasions. In 2012 Henning Mankell inaugurated a dedicated fiction literature room in the NAI library that bears his name. Henning Mankell lived in Maputo during long periods and was the artistic leader for Teatro Avenida. We extend our sincere condolences to his family.

We recommend this filmed conversation between Henning Mankell and Mia Couto at the Book Fair in Gothenburg 2010.

"I live with one foot in the sand and one in the snow. There's European egocentricity, and the African opposite. I normally say that my African experience has made me a better European."

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