Germano Almeida

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Germano Almeida

Germano Almeida (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒɨɾˈmɐnu alˈmejdɐ]; born 1945 in Boa Vista) is a Cape Verdean author and lawyer. Born on the Cape island Boa Vista, Almeida studied law at the University of Lisbon and currently practices in Mindelo. His novels have been translated into several languages. He married Sam Stewart in 1970.

In 1989 he founded the Ilhéu Editora publishing house and has since published 16 books[1] (nine novels).

His first work was O dia das calças roladas (1983) which was about an account of a strike on the island of Santo Antão. He wrote the novel The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo which was about businessman turned philanthropist who leaves his fortune to his illegitimate daughter. As independence comes he is shown up to be a relic of colonialism. A motion picture would be made about the novel in 1997 and was directed by the Portuguese director Francisco Manso,[2] it won the award at the Brazil's largest film festival, the Festival de Cinema de Gramado. He later published Dona Pura e os Camaradas de Abril in 1999, a story about the 1974 Carnation revolution in Portugal. Cabo Verde – Viagem pela história das ilhas, published in 2003 was his historical presentation of all the nine inhabited islands that constitute Cape Verde. His recently published novels and works were Eva in 2006 and De Monte Cara vê-se o mundo in 2014.



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  2. ^ Puyol, Johanna (2006). "Entrevista con Germano Almeida: Cabo Verde, entre el humor y el compromiso". : La Jibarilla. La Habana. p. 5, no. 271. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Paula Gândara: Construindo Germano Almeida : a consciência da desconstrução. Vega, Lisbon 2008, ISBN 978-972-699875-4.
  • Maria Manuela Lopes Guerreiro: Germano de Almeida e a nova escrita cabo-verdiana : um estudo de O Testamento do Sr. Napomuceno da Silva Araújo. Centro Cultura Português, Praia/Mindelo 1998.