Tomé Varela da Silva

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Tomé Varela da Silva
São Jorge dos Órgãos, Santiago, Cape Verde
Occupationwriter, poet, philosopher, anthropologist

Tomé Varela da Silva (born 1948 in São Jorge dos Órgãos, Santiago, Cape Verde) is a Cape Verdean writer, poet, philosopher and anthropologist which he studies in an orally tradition and the musical heritage of Cape Verde in which he favored for the usage of Cape Verdean Creole in literature. Himself, he is the author of several poets and stories. His most important works were published in the 1980s and the 1990s


He was interviewed along with Corsino Fortes on December 3, 2008 in Nós Fora dos Eixos. [1] He was interviewed again this time with a newspaper Expresso das Ilhas on the alphabet in Cape Verdean Creole [2]



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  1. "Entrevista com os escritores caboverdianos Corsino Fortes e Tomé Varela: quando a Literatura anda de mãos dadas com a Educação" (in Portuguese). Interview with Nós Fora dos Eixos. 3 December 2008.
  2. "O alfabeto para a escrita do cabo-verdiano parecia uma floresta de acentos". Expresso das Ilhas (in Portuguese). 10 April 2010. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010.
  3. "Na Bóka Noti", de Tomé Varela at "Esquina do tempo"
  4. "Ter uma, Ter várias", poem by Tomé Varela

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