Alda Lara

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Birthday
9, 1930
Birthplace
Angola
Death Date
Jan 30, 1962 (31)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1930
Birthplace
Angola
Death Date
Jan 30, 1962 (31)

About

Angolan poet known for Tempo da Chuva and other Portuguese-language poetry collections. The prestigious Alda Lara literary prize bears her name.

Before Fame

She studied at Lisbon University and at the University of Coimbra.

Trivia

Her poem "Preludio/Mae Negra" was set to music and recorded by Portuguese singer Paulo de Carvalho.

Family Life

Her husband, Orlando Albuquerque, published her collected works shortly after her death.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of fellow Angolan poet Viriato Dacruz; however, Dacruz fought for Angolan independence from Portugal, while Lara embraced Portuguese language and culture in her writing.