Ondjaki is a writer member of the Angolan Writers' Union, Angolan prose writer and poet, born in Luanda. He has a degree in Sociology from ISCTE (Portugal) and a PhD in African Studies (L'Orientale, Napoli/Italy). He has received the awards Sagrada Esperança (Angola, 2004); Conto - A.P.E. (Portugal, 2007); Grinzane for "young African author" (Italy/Ethiopia, 2008); FNLIJ (Brazil, 2010); JABUTI juvenile (Brazil, 2010). Currently he is translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, English, Serbian and Swedish; writes chronicles for newspapers (Angola, Portugal) and cinema, besides occasionally being a teacher of creative writing.