Henrique Abranches

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Henrique Abranches
Born (1932-09-29)September 29, 1932
Died August 8, 2004(2004-08-08) (aged 71)
Notable works Konkhava de Féti

Henrique (or Enrique) Abranches (September 29, 1932 – August 8, 2004[1]) was an Angolan writer and anthropologist born in Lisbon, Portugal.[2]


In 1947, he went to Angola, where he acquired citizenship.[citation needed]

With Pepetela, he founded in Algiers the Angolan Studies Center, where they worked at writing a handbook of the history of Angola. After independence, he was committed to cultural intervention. He was a teacher in higher education, besides being a poet, fiction writer, essayist and playwright.[3]

He was also the Director of the National Museum of Slavery, Angola.[citation needed]


  • National Literature Award (1981) for Konkhava de Féti.[4]
  • National Literature Award (1990) for O Clã de Novembrino[4]
  • Luanda trophy (1997)[4]