Noémia de Sousa (aka Vera Micaia)

Noemi Alfieri (Univ. Nova de Lisboa)
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Better known as Noémia de Sousa, Noémia Carolina Abranches de Sousa Soares was born in Katembe, Moçambique, on the 20th of September of 1926. She was a prominent Mozambican woman writer and translator, usually known as “the mother of the Mozambican poets”. She published her poetry in local newspapers such as

O Brado Africano

[The African Shout],



Notícias do Bloqueio

[The Block News]


[Message] and


. She was involved, once exiled in Lisbon, in the activities of

Casa dos Estudantes do Império

and of the Centre for African Studies, two well-known anti-colonial cultural associations. Sousa was reluctant to call herself either a poet, or an intellectual, deciding not to collect her complete poetry in a book until 2001. Indelibly linked to social,…

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Citation: Alfieri, Noemi. "Noémia de Sousa (aka Vera Micaia)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 May 2021 [, accessed 16 July 2024.]

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