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Mon, 09 Aug 2004 11:56

Writer Henrique Abranches Dies


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late writer Henriques Abranches died on Sunday in South Africa

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Luanda, 08/10 - Angolan writer Henrique Abranches died of heart failure on Sunday in South Africa.#

The information was confirmed by fellow writer João Mello, who told the State-owned Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasting station that Henrique Abranches was under medical assistance in South Africa since early last week.

Henrique Abranches started his intellectual and creative career in the 50`s, having published his first writings in 1962, like "Di logo", "Manual of Ethnography" and "A Konkhava de Feti".

Seen as one of the most respected writers of Angola, Henrique Abranches (72), leaves as his legacy the books "O Ovo Magentino", "O clã Novembrino", "Kisso de Guerra", "Misericórdia para o reino do Congo", "Os senhores do areal", and others.

Thanks to the work done over the years in favour of Angolan literature, Abranches won in 1981 the National Literature Prize, with his novel book "A Konkhava de Feti" and in 1990 repeated the feat, winning the same prize with the book "O clã Novembrino". In 1997 he won the Luanda trophy.On 19 Agosto 2000, Henrique Abranches, born in Lisbon (Portugal), in 1932, released his last work called "O Ovo Magentino".