Los Angeles Times Book Festival Recognizes Dominican Writer, Libio Matos

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Los Angeles: The Book Festival organized by the renowned newspaper, Los Angeles Times, recognized the acclaimed Dominican writer Libio Matos and his book “LEMBA THE REBEL SLAVE OF THE CARIBBEAN AND THE WORLD,” a riveting tale of a rebellious slave’s journey in the Caribbean and the world, as the central event of the fair known as the “Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books University of Southern California April 20-21, 2024.” The event opens doors and will showcase the book and its author to over 60 countries where English is the official language.

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The award-winning writer and business consultant Libio Matos received communication from the organizers of the famous book festival announcing that the book had been selected as the event’s centerpiece. This recognition is a personal achievement for Matos and a significant milestone for the Dominican literary scene, highlighting its global relevance and potential.

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“Because it is an important event recognizing my book on slavery titled LEMBA THE REBEL SLAVE OF THE CARIBBEAN AND THE WORLD, I inform you of its selection for the premiere and central promotion of the prestigious Los Angeles International Book Fair organized by the prestigious newspaper Los Angeles Times,” Matos said exclusively to El Faro Latino newspaper.

This recognition, which has come through the recommendation of North American literary critics, opens the doors of public and private libraries in the United States and its territories to this book. It also makes it a book of importance and interest to the rest of the world.

Libio Matos said that the inspiration to write it in the Dominican Republic was obtained from the almighty, humble, and redeeming God, to whom the author gives all the glory that this book achieves on earth.

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