Nationalist thinker, writer, and politician who led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau.
He studied at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia in Lisbon.
He was a passionate supporter of the war for independence against the Portuguese regime, which led to his January 20, 1973, assassination.
He was born to Juvenal Lopes da Costa Cabral and Iva Pinhel Evora. His nom de guerre was Abel Djassi.
He was influenced by Karl Marx, although he did not claim to be a Marxist.