ondjaki was born in Luanda (Angola), in 1977. writes prose. poetry. sometimes writes for cinema. he has a documentary about his hometown “Luanda”: “Hope the pitanga cherries grow – tales of Luanda”. he is a member of União dos Escritores Angolanos (angolans writers union). he has published 24 books. translations are available in french, spanish, italian, german, english, polish, serbian, greek, and chinese.