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International Galician Colloquium concluded in Havana

HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 19 (ACN) The International Colloquium Gallego: Testimonial Anthropology and Culture of Poverty, concluded in Havana, after two fruitful days of lectures and exchanges.

Paying tribute to the 40th anniversary of Miguel Barnet's novel testimonio Gallego (1983) and marking the 502nd anniversary of the founding of the Villa de San Cristobal de La Habana, the event was attended by numerous intellectuals who studied the work of the National Literature Prize winner.

The Fernando Ortiz Foundation along with the Office of the Historian of Havana, with the important collaboration of the Galician Department of the University of Havana, were the main organizers of the colloquium.

The program consisted of approximately twenty lectures, with the screening of the film adaptation by Manuel Octavio Gomez (1988) and the presentation of the novel itself by M.Sc. Lazaro Elizardo Castilla Perez.

PhDs and masters from Spain, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Cuba presented various conferences.

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