Manuel Lopes

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For the barber and first black resident of Seattle, see Manuel Lopes (barber).

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.[citation needed] With Baltasar Lopes da Silva and Jorge Barbosa he was a creator of the paper named Claridade.[citation needed] 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.

Os Flagelados do Vento Leste was adapted into a movie directed by António Faria in 1987.




  • 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


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