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Certeza (Portuguese for certainty) was a Cape Verdean literary review established in Praia in 1944. Although the paper was less notoriety than its predecessor Claridade founded in 1936, nevertheless, it was a milestone in Cape Verdean literature.

Its director was Eduino Brito Silva, its editor in chief was Joaquim Ribeiro. Its first issue was published in March 1944.[1] It notably featured Acêrca da Mulher, a reflection on the status of women by Orlanda Amarílis. The second edition was published in June 1944.[2] The review was banned by the censor,[3] the third edition was published on January 1945,[4] the text featured Henrique Teixeira de Sousa's "Homens de hoje" ("Men today").

Other writers include Manuel Ferreira.


  1. ^ "Numbered version of the first edition of Certeza" (in Portuguese). Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07.
  2. ^ "Numbered version of the second edition of Certeza" (in Portuguese). Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Eugene Tavares Littératures lusophones des archipels atlantiques : Açores, Madère, Cap-Vert, São Tomé e Príncipe, (Lusophony Literature in the Atlantic Archipelagoes: Azores, Madeira, Cape Vede and São Tomé and Príncipe, L'Harmattan, 2009, p. 217 ISBN 9782296075757
  4. ^ (in Portuguese) (3rd ed.). Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde https://archive.is/20120722163333/http://bdigital.unipiaget.cv:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/206. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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