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Henrique Abranches (1934-2004) was a well-known writer, scholar, and public intellectual in Angola. He was born in Lisbon, Portugal, but became an Angolan citizen in 1947. In addition to cartooning, Abranches founded the Centre for Angolan Studies and served as director of the museum services of Angola. He also authored various ethnographic works, essays on Angolan anthropology, as well as novels, short stories, and poetry. He received the National Literature Award twice, once for A Konkhava de Feti in 1981 and again in 1990 for O Clã de Novembrino. Abranches’s work in comics was the result of a schools initiative.

  • Abranches, Henrique. Gente que Anda Por Aí : Contos. Lisbon: Caminho, 2004.
  • ——. Misericórdia para o Reino do Kongo! : Romance. Lisbon: Publicações Dom Quixote, 1996.
  • ——. O Clã de Novembrino. (União dos Escritores Angolanos, 1989.
  • ——. Identidade e Património Cultural. Luanda: União dos Escritores Angolanos, 1989.
  • ——. Sacred Hope. London: Journeyman/UNESCO, 1988.
  • ——. Cântico Barroco. Lisbon: Edições 70, 1987.
  • ——. Diálogo. Luanda: União dos Escritores Angolanos, 1987.
  • ——. A Konkhava de Feti Lisbon: Edições 70, 1981.
  • ——. Reflexões Sobre Cultura Nacional Lisbon: Edições 70, 1980.