Yara Nakahanda Monteiro was born in Angola in 1979 and moved to Portugal when she was two years old. She writes poetry and fiction. Monteiro studied screenwriting and contemporary art. She has collaborated in the creation of scripts and screenplays for audiovisual arts and is a curator for podcast programming. Her stories and poetry have been published in various magazines such as Granta and Revista Pessoa. She is a regular guest speaker at universities on topics like feminism and Afro-European identities and narratives. Monteiro graduated in human resources and has worked in this field for 15 years, as well as in diversity & inclusion and in talent management. She has lived in several cities, such as Rio de Janeiro, Luanda, London, Copenhagen, and Athens. In her own words: she is a great-great-granddaughter of slavery, a great-granddaughter of racial intermarriage, a granddaughter of independence and a daughter of the diaspora.
Essa Dama Bate Bué (2018) | Loose Ties (South Africa, 2021) | Schwerkraft der Tränen (Germany, 2022)
Memórias, Aparições, Arritmias (2021)
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