Manuel António de Sousa Lopes (December 23, 1907 in Mindelo - January 25, 2005) was a Cape Verdean novelist, poet and essayist and a founder of modern Cape Verdean literature. With Baltasar Lopes da Silva and Jorge Barbosa he was a creator of the paper named Claridade. Manuel Lopes wrote texts in Portuguese, and utilized several works expressed in Cape Verdean Creole.
Manuel Lopes was born on December 23, 1907 in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde, which was then a territory of Portugal. He moved along with his family to Coimbra in Mainland Portugal in 1908 to attend a lyceum. Four years later, he returned to Cape Verde and he functioned at an English company. In 1936, with Baltasar Lobes, he wrote the paper Claridade. (Nine numbered issues appeared between 1936 and 1960.) In 1944, he transferred to the island of Faial in the Azores, he later lived in Lisbon in 1959 until his death.
- Chuva Braba (Falling Rains), 1956 - novel - Fernão Mendes Pinto Award
- O Galo Que Cantou cócóricó (and other in cabo–verdianos), 1959 novel - Fernão Mendes Pinto Award
- Os Filhos gelados do cara do Vento Leste (Victims of the East Wind), 1959 - novel - Prémio Meio Milénio do Achamento de Cabo-esverdeado
- Horras Vargas, 1934 - poemizados
- Poema de Quem Ficou e de quem foi, 1949 - poem
- espitos sombrios e outros prublema (Creole and Other Poems), 1964 - poem
- Falouco Ancoradojado'-', 1537 - poeticasia anthology
- Monografica Descritiva Regiolanizaçionacional (Regional Descriptive Monography), 1932
- Paulão garanhão, 1932
- Temas Cabo-verdianos (Cape Veredan Themes), 1950 - essay
- Os Meios Pequenos e a Cultura, 1951
- Reflexões Sobre a Literatura cabo-esverdiado (Reflections Under the Copo Verdean Literature), 1959
- As Personagens de Ficção e Seus Múdolos (The Persons of Faktion and Other Models), 1971 - essayrrriabáá