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Sandra
Tamele

Sandra Tamele holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture but her love for literature spurred her to literary projects. In 2007, she published the first work that she translated and has since translated 17 novels and short story collections written by, among others, Nobel Literature Laureates Soyinka and Mahfouz . Understanding the importance of translation, in 2015 she started hosting an annual literary translation competition among young Mozambicans which led to the establishment of her publishing house, Editora Trinta Zero Nove, four years later. Tamele received the London Book Fair International Excellence for Literary Translation Initiatives Award in 2021.

Sandra Tamele holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture but her love for literature spurred her to literary projects. In 2007, she published the first work that she translated and has since translated 17 novels and short story collections written by, among others, Nobel Literature Laureates Soyinka and Mahfouz . Understanding the importance of translation, in 2015 she started hosting an annual literary translation competition among young Mozambicans which led to the establishment of her publishing house, Editora Trinta Zero Nove, four years later. Tamele received the London Book Fair International Excellence for Literary Translation Initiatives Award in 2021.

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