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Cape Verde

Hélder Paz Monteiro

Hélder Paz Monteiro was born on the island of Santo Antão, Cabo Verde, in 1973. In 1998, while a student of architecture and urbanism in Rio de Janeiro, he bought his first analog...

Dina Salústio

Dina Salústio is a Cabo Verdean writer of novels, stories, essays, children’s and YA literature, and poetry. A member of the Cabo Verdean Academy of Letters, she was co-recipient of...

Luís Romano

Luís Romano de Madeira Melo was born in Ponta do Sol, on the island of Santo Antão in Cabo Verde, in 1922. A poet and novelist, he wrote in both Portuguese and Santão Antonese...

Fátima Bettencourt

Fátima Bettencourt was born in Porto Novo, on the island of Santo Antão, Cabo Verde, in 1938. Her family later moved to Mindelo, where she completed her schooling. She studied early...

Manuel Brito-Semedo

Manuel Brito-Semedo was born in São Vicente, Cabo Verde, in 1952. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. A...

Arménio Vieira

Poet, writer, and journalist Arménio Adroaldo Vieira e Silva was born in the city of Praia, on the island of Santiago, Cabo Verde, in 1941. He is a pillar of the 1960s generation of Cabo...

Filinto Elísio

Filinto Elísio was born in Praia, Cabo Verde. A poet, novelist, and essayist, he has eight books to his name. With Márcia Souto, he founded Rosa de Porcelana publishing house and the...

Germano Almeida

Germano Almeida was born on the island of Boa Vista, Cabo Verde, in 1945. At the age of eighteen, he left Boa Vista to study law at the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa. He published his...
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