Henrique (or Enrique) Abranches (September 29, 1932 – August 8, 2004) was an Angolan writer and anthropologist born in Lisbon, Portugal. He came to Angola in 1947 that acquired citizenship. Pepetela founded in Algiers with the Angolan Studies Center where they worked in the writing of a handbook of history of Angola. After independence, committed to cultural intervention. Exercise of executive positions (Director of Museums in Angola). He was a teacher in higher education, besides being a poet and fiction writer, essayist and playwright. He was also the Director of The National Museum of Slavery, Angola.
National Literature Award (1981) for Konkhava de Féti.
National Literature Award (1988) for O Clã de Novembrino