João Paulo Borges Coelho (1791 words)

Elena Brugioni (UNICAMP Universidade Estadual de Campinas); Fernanda Gallo (UNICAMP Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Tweet Report an Error


Born in 1955, in the city of Porto, while the family was traveling in Portugal, João Paulo Borges Coelho spent his childhood between Ibo Island, in the north of Mozambique, and the small mining village of Moatize. Later, he moved with his family to the city of Beira, in the central region of the country, where he lived until the beginning of the War of Independence. With the start of political turmoil, his family sent him to Portugal to study at the University of Lisbon and to keep him away from the ‘political troubles’ that would eventually lead to Mozambique’s independence. He did not conclude his studies in Portugal, and he “never really felt at home” in Lisbon (Borges Coelho, 2009). In 1974, …

Citation: Brugioni, Elena, Fernanda Gallo. "João Paulo Borges Coelho". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 May 2019 [, accessed 21 June 2021.]

Articles on Borges Coelho's Works

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here