Aguinaldo Brito Fonseca
Fonseca, Aguinaldo Brito
Born Sept. 20, 1922, in Mindelo, Sāo Vicente Island. Cape Verdean poet.
Fonseca, who writes in Portuguese, moved to Lisbon in 1945. He is a frequent contributor to progressive periodicals in Portugal and the Cape Verde Islands. His first poems were published in the mid-1940’s. His collection Horizon Line appeared in 1951, and in 1958 a selection of his verses was published in the cultural supplement of Noticias de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde Bulletin). Fonseca’s poetry is imbued with civic ardor and resolutely exposes social injustices.
WORKSIn Russian translation:
[Stikhi.] In the collection Vzgliadom serdtsa. Moscow, 1961.
[Stikhi.] In the collection Zdes’ i trava roditsia krasnoi. Moscow, 1967.
Poeziia Afriki: Biblioteka Vsemirnoi literatury, vol. 131. Moscow, 1973.