Kok Nam - Black on White
"Kok Nam - Black on white" launched on 4 December in Maputo
Kulungwana Cultural Association promotes the launch of the book "Kok Nam - Black on White", edited by Marimbique, on December 4th at 18h00, at Kulungwana's Gallery at the Central Train Station, Maputo. An exhibition with the same title will be opened on the same occasion and can be visited until 19th December.
Kok Nam was one of the most important Mozambican photojournalists, having started his journalism career at "Diário de Moçambique". He then went through the most important Mozambican information organisms, the fact that he was founder of "Tempo" magazine, in the 70s, as well as "Savana" weekly, two decades later, of which he was in fact director, is highlighted. Having passed on in August of 2012, this year he would have turned 75 years old.
The book presents photographs by the Mozambican reporter, who stood out for photographing the first President of Mozambique, Samora Machel, in addition to having been one of the important witnesses of the affirmation of the new nation and the adverse years the country went through. The book also reports the last day in the life of Southern Rodesia, now Zimabwe, amongst other themes.
This book includes text by Alves Gomes, Calane da Silva, Graça Machel, José Luís Cabaço, Luís Bernardo Honwana, Mota Lopes, Nelson Saúte, Rui Assubuji and Patrícia Hayes. “Kok Nam – Black on White” is coordinated by journalist Alves Gomes with image editing by photographer João Costa (Funcho) and is part of the Kulungwana series, an initiative of Marimbique and Kulungwana, with the support of the Norwegian Embassy.