José Lopes da Silva
|Born||15 January 1872|
Ribeira Brava, São Nicolau, Cape Verde
|Died||2 September 1962 90) (aged|
Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde
|Occupation||poet, journalist, professor|
José Lopes da Silva (15 January 1872 – 2 September 1962) was a Cape Verdean professor, journalist and poet.
He was born in Ribeira Brava, capital of the Island of São Nicolau.
Around the beginning of the 20th century, he moved to Mindelo out west on the island of São Vicente, later he met family members there.
During the pre- Claridade generation which was before 1936, he was the three literary and cultural figures of Cape Verde, the others were Eugénio Tavares and Pedro Cardoso. He wrote some of his poems in Cape Verdean Creole including São Nicolau Creole as well as the São Vicente one.
His poetic ideas were brought to other stories inside the Claridade review first published in 1936.
He died at the age of 90 in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, at the time he was considered to be the first longest living writer in Cape Verde.
He is not the same but could be related to another poet who was born in the island of Santo Antão, José Gabriel Lopes da Silva, commonly under the pseudonym Gabriel Mariano who was also a poet as well as a novelist and an essayist.
He belonged to a family of great literary figures of Cape Verde including António Aurélio Gonçalves and Baltasar Lopes da Silva. His cousins included Orlanda Amarílis and Ivone Ramos, one of the first female Cape Verdean writers as well as Carlos Filipe Gonçalves, a journalist and a historian on music.
A small park (largo) in the east of Mindelo's subdivision of Alto Mira (Alto Miramar) is named for him, it is located east of Avenida Baltasar Lopes da Silva.
Mindelo is a port city in the northern part of the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. Mindelo is also the seat of the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz, and the municipality of São Vicente. The city is home to 93% of the entire island's population. Mindelo is known for its colourful and animated carnival celebrations, with roots in Portuguese traditions later influenced by the Brazilian culture.
São Vicente is one of the Barlavento Islands, the northern group within the Cape Verde archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west African coast. It is located between the islands of Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, with the Canal de São Vicente separating it from Santo Antão.
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Baltasar Lopes da Silva was a writer, poet and linguist from Cape Verde, who wrote in both Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. With Manuel Lopes and Jorge Barbosa, he was the founder of Claridade. In 1947 he published Chiquinho, considered the greatest Cape Verdean novel and O dialecto crioulo de Cabo Verde which describes different dialects of creoles of Cape Verde. He sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Osvaldo Alcântara.
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Manuel António de Sousa Lopes was a Cape Verdean novelist, poet and essayist. With Baltasar Lopes da Silva and Jorge Barbosa he was a founder of the journal Claridade, which contributed to the rise of Cape Verdean literature. Manuel Lopes wrote in Portuguese, using expressions typical for Cape Verdean Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. He was one of those responsible for describing world calamities of the droughts that caused several deaths in São Vicente and Santo Antão.
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Liceu Ludgero Lima is a secondary school in Mindelo, Cape Verde. The school is named after Ludgero Lima, a former employee and fighter for Cape Verdean independence, who died in an aviation accident in March 1975. Since 1968 it is housed in a building on Rua Jonas Wanon, in the neighbourhood Chã de Cemitério, southeast of the city centre, designed by the Portuguese architect Eurico Pinto Lopes.