Antero de Abreu

Antero Alberto Ervedosa de Abreu better known as Antero Abreu (February 22, 1927 – March 15, 2017) was an Angolan lawyer, attorney general, ambassador, author and poet.[1]

Antero de Abreu
Attorney General of Angola
Succeeded byDomingos Culolo
Ambassador of Angola to Italy
In office
Preceded byMawete João Baptista
Succeeded byBoaventura Cardoso
Personal details
Born(1927-02-22)February 22, 1927
Luanda, Angola
Died15 March 2017(2017-03-15) (aged 90)
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Political partyMPLA
OccupationLawyer, poet, film critic, attorney general and ambassador[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Antero de Abreu was born in Luanda, Angola,[2] and completed his primary, secondary and high school studies there. He studied law in Portugal, first in Coimbra and then later in Lisbon.[2][3] As a student in Lisbon he became the leader of the Casa dos estudantes do Império (House of Students of the Empire).[4]


Activist and poetEdit

As an anti-colonial activist, he began writing poetry on the subject, where it was gradually noticed and picked up by various magazines and publications. He remained a productive writer up until his death.

Angolan Writers UnionEdit

He was a founder of the Angolan Writers Union,[5] as well as the Academy of Arts and Social Sciences.[3]

Attorney General and AmbassadorEdit

He was also the second Attorney General of then People's Republic of Angola and ambassador to Italy.[2]

Published worksEdit

  • A tua Voz Angola (Your Voice Angola) (1978), Luanda, União dos Escritores Angolanos
  • Poesia Intermitente (Intermittent Poetry) (1978), (1987, Lisboa, Edições 70)
  • Permanência (Permanence) (1979), (1987, Lisboa, Edições 70)
  • Textos sem Pretexto (Texts without Pretext) (1992)[4]


De Abreu died on March 15, 2017, at the age of 90, of an illness.[3]


  1. ^ a b Ferreira, Carlos (19 March 2017). "Morreu Antero Abreu, homem atento a vida politica, cultural e civica". novo jornal. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Angola: Writers Association announces death of Antero de Abreu". Angola Press. March 16, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Angola: Writers Association announces death of Antero de Abreu". ANGOP. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Biografia de Antero Alberto de Abreu". Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  5. ^ "Biografia de Antero Alberto de Abreu".