José dos Santos Ferreira, better known as Adé, was born in Portuguese Macau on 28 July 1919 and died in Hong Kong on 24 March 1993. Born to a father from metropolitan Portugal and a Macanese mother, he was the last poet of distinction to write in Macanese (, the Patuá) Portuguese- Cantonese creole.
Adé lived all his life in Macau and left behind a great body of work consisting of 18 books of poetry, prose, plays, operettas, and radio shows in Patua. Adé wrote, directed, and acted in his own productions.
Partial bibliography [ edit ]
Escandinávia, Região de Encantos Mil (1960).
Macau sa Assi (in patois) (1968).
Qui-nova chencho. Macau: Tipografia da Missão do (1974). Padroado
Papiá cristá di Macau: Epitome de gramática comparada e vocabulário : dialecto macaense. Macau: [s.n.] (1978).
Bilhar e Caridade (poetry) (1982)
Macau di tempo antigo: Poesia e prosa: dialecto macaense. Macau: author's edition (1985).
Poéma di Macau (poetry, em patois)(1983) 'Nhum Vêlo' (in patois) (1986)
Poéma na língu maquista (Poesia em papel-de-arroz). Macau: Livros do Oriente (1992). ISBN 972-9418-10-1