Oct 19, 2012

Macau FDC on "Lusophone Writers"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Lusophone Writers

Escritores da Lusofonia

Date of Issue : 9 October 2012

Henrique de Senna Fernandes (October 15, 1923 – October 4, 2010) was a Macanese writer. Born in 1923 as one of 11 siblings to an old Macanese family, whom settled in Macau over 250 years ago, he studied law at the University of Coimbra before becoming a writer. His work, written in Portuguese, evokes the atmosphere of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s in the territory. Often focussing on the lives of characters of mixed racial origins, like the author himself, his work represents a unique viewpoint on the evolution of the territory in the twentieth century.

Besides writing he was a teacher and director at the Pedro Nolasco Commercial School. From 1998 to 2009 he was resident of the General Assembly of CAM, operator of Macau International Airport.

In 2006 he received an honourary doctorate from the University of Macau and Medal of Cultural Merit in 2001.

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