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Corsino Fortes: Bo é Nos Koraji, Nos Lus, Nos Búsula


 

 

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Corsino António Fortes

por Agnelo A Montrond, USA

 

Kabuverdi ta orgulha di ten un fidju matxu puéta fórti móda bo

Bo é árvori finkadu na txon di nos identidadi

Bo é Tanbor di amor di mininu di Sãuvisenti

Corsino Fortes bo é Koraji na brasu di nos Nason

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Inu di silénsiu total é éku di ruspetu pa bu vós di puéta más grandi di univérsu

Bo é priméru ki fla: «Já não somos os flagelados do vento leste»

Sonhu di más pon pa nos povu bu skrebe ku LÉTRA MAIÚSKULA

Bu kanéta dja subi más altu ki séu pa skrebe LIBERDADI Y KULTURA

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Bo é Lus ki ta ilumina nos Kultura

Bo é Búsula ki ta orienta-nu na kaminhu sértu pa dizenvolviméntu

Mindélu interu sa ta txora partida di se puéta poderozu pa Pasárgada

Korpu di puéta morri má alma di puezia ta fika pa iternidadi

 

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Corsino Fortes

323_artigo_ABRIR_Corsino_Fortes__GNCorsino António Fortes (14 February 1933 – 24 July 2015) was a Cape Verdean writer and diplomat.

Fortes was born in Mindelo on Cape Verde’s São Vicente island. He is a graduate in law of the University of Lisbon (1966), chaired the Association of Cape Verde Writers (2003-2006) and is the author of some of the most significant works of Cape Verdeanliterature. He has worked as a teacher and a lawyer and he served as Cape Verde’s ambassador to Portugal. He was a judge inAngola and joined several governments in the Cape Verde Republic.[1]

Corsino Fortes’s first book Pão & Fonema (Bread & Phoneme), which appeared in 1974, made an immediate impact. 1974 was a momentous year for Portugal and its African colonies as it was the year in which the authoritarian Estado Novo regime was overthrown, an act which began the process that led to the decolonisation of the Cape Verde Islands in 1975.

After Pão & Fonema he published Arvore e Tambor (Tree and Drum) in 1986. He finished what he had long seen as a trilogy in 2001 with Pedras de Sol & Substância which was collected with the previous two books under the title A Cabeça Calva de Deus(The bald head of God).[2][3]

Cosino Fortes has three children. He died in Mindelo in 2015 at the age of 82.

Works

  • Pão & Fonema (1974)
  • Árvore & Tombor (1986)
  • Pedras de Sol & Substância

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

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