Nancy Morejón awarded Rafael Alberti Poetry Prize 2007
Addressing the 200 representatives of 50 nations that attended the awarding ceremony, the National Literature Prize laureate recalled that the historic and cultural links existing between Africa and the West Indies are rooted in their common ethnographies and traditions and the African celebrities; Agostinho Neto, Leopoldo Sedar Sengor, Jacques Roumain, Pedro Mir, Aimé Cesaire and Cuba's National Poet Nicolás Guillén.
Precisely, Morejón, a notable specialist in and follower of Guillén's work, lectured on the Spaniard-Afro-Cuban cultural syncretism, at the time of being appointed Member of Cuba's Language Academy.
Lyric voice par excellence with a humanist insertion in the metaphor, Nancy has won one of the most distinguished world recognitions to the poetic career of an author. The ceremony held at the Minor Basilica of Saint Francisco de Asís Convent, in Old Havana, was attended by notable guest intellectuals Keith Ellis (Jamaica), Rey Berroa (Dominican Republic), Marisa Trejo Sirvent (Mexico) and Guillermo Rodríguez Rivera, Virgilio López Lemus and Lourdes Arencibia form the host country.