José Craveirinha

1922 - 2003

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José Craveirinha (28 May 1922 - 6 February 2003) was a Mozambican journalist, story writer and poet, who is today considered the greatest poet of Mozambique. His poems, written in Portuguese, address such issues as racism and the Portuguese colonial domination of Mozambique. A supporter of the anti-Portuguese group FRELIMO during the colonial wars, he was imprisoned in the 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Craveirinha has received more than 38,460 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). José Craveirinha is the 4,542nd most popular writer (down from 3,894th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Mozambique (down from 17th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Mozambican Writer.

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Among writers, José Craveirinha ranks 4,542 out of 5,794Before him are Izaak Walton, Joseph Roumanille, Arvid August Afzelius, Stratis Myrivilis, Villy Sørensen, and Sofi Oksanen. After him are Mats Wahl, Philip Agee, Terenci Moix, René Boylesve, Svetlana Velmar-Janković, and Ahlam Mosteghanemi.

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Among people born in 1922, José Craveirinha ranks 278Before him are John Braine, José Luis Panizo, Giuseppe Casari, Bob Anderson, Lukas Foss, and Ilmar Kullam. After him are Neal Hefti, Osvaldo Fattori, Stoyanka Mutafova, Roscoe Lee Browne, Guy Madison, and Ali Akbar Khan. Among people deceased in 2003, José Craveirinha ranks 218Before him are Conrad Hall, Buddy Hackett, Little Eva, Elliott Smith, Mike Larrabee, and David M. Brown. After him are Terenci Moix, Buddy Ebsen, Horace W. Babcock, Emil Pažický, Laurel Clark, and Yun Hyon-seok.

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In Mozambique

Among people born in Mozambique, José Craveirinha ranks 21 out of 31Before him are Alexandre José Maria dos Santos (1924), Júlio Duarte Langa (1927), Paulo Fonseca (1973), Mia Couto (1955), Abel Xavier (1972), and Mariza (1973). After him are Luísa Diogo (1958), Vicente Lucas (1935), António Calvário (1938), Maria Mutola (1972), Pascoal Mocumbi (1941), and Afonso Dhlakama (1953).

Among WRITERS In Mozambique

Among writers born in Mozambique, José Craveirinha ranks 2Before him are Mia Couto (1955).