Arménio Vieira (2053 words)

Elena Brugioni (UNICAMP Universidade Estadual de Campinas); Fernanda Gallo (UNICAMP Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
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The Cape Verdean poet, writer and journalist Arménio Adroaldo Vieira e Silva was born in the city of Praia, Santiago Island, in 1941. Political and intellectual activity against the Salazar regime led to his persecution by the International and State Defense Police (PIDE) and his subsequent imprisonment in Praia and, later, Penamacor. During military service he was mobilized to serve in Angola for three years. He eventually returned to Cape Verde in 1967. Vieira published his first poems before prison, in 1961-1962, in various Cape Verdean and international magazines, including the Boletim de propaganda e informação de Cabo Verde and Mákua (Angola). At the same time, he wrote for the …

Citation: Brugioni, Elena, Fernanda Gallo. "Arménio Vieira". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 June 2019 [, accessed 20 June 2021.]

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