Alberto da Costa e Silva

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Alberto da Costa e Silva
Born (1931-05-12) 12 May 1931 (age 88)
OccupationHistorian, poet, former diplomat

Alberto da Costa e Silva (born 12 May 1931, in São Paulo) is a Brazilian historian, poet and former diplomat. He won the 2014 Camões Prize.[1][2]


He was ambassador of Brazil in Portugal from 1986 to 1990, in Colombia from 1990 to 1993 and in Paraguay from 1993 to 1995.[2]



  • A Enxada e a Lança: a África antes dos Portugueses
  • A Manilha e o Libambo: a África e a Escravidão, de 1500 a 1700
  • Imagens da África (2013)


  1. ^ Cláudia Carvalho (30 May 2014). "O Prémio Camões 2014 é o brasileiro Alberto da Costa e Silva". Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Alberto da Costa e Silva Biografia". (in Portuguese). Academia Brasileira de Letras. Retrieved 9 July 2014.