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Sergio Frusoni (August 10, 1901 in the island of São Vicente - May 29, 1975) was a Capeverdean poet. His parents, Giuseppe Frusoni and Erminia Bonucci, were Italian. At the age of 24, he began to work at the Western Telegraph Company and changed later on to Italcable . In 1947, he managed the O Café Sport in Mindelo, where he presented poems and anecdotes in crioulo. After that he continued to work at Italcable. In the 60s, he conducted the theatre group ‘Theatro do Castilho’ in Mindelo. During years, he was chronicler at the radio Barlavento, where he produced the program ‘Mosaico Mindelense’ in crioulo.
Some famous poems and short stories
Chronicles in Crioulo
- Mosaico Mindelense = Mindelense Mosaic
Poems in Crioulo
- 'Contrabónde ' (short story) in 'Miscelânea luso-africana'
- 'Um vêz Sanvcênt era sábe ' in 'Miscelânea luso-africana' (morna)
- Era um vêz um coquêr
- Pa diante ê qu’ê camin
- Flôr de Béla Sómbra
- Fonte de nha Sôdade, Lembróme
- Mnine d' Sanvicente
- Programa para meninos
- Marí Matchim
- Diante de mar de Sanvicente
- Sanvcênte já cabá na nada , etc.
- Sê Brinque
- Carta d’Angola = Map of Angola
Poems in English
Poems in Portuguese
- In Mortis
- À Sogra
- NA Hora X
- A Marmita
- Publication of two poems (crioulo of São Vicente) in the literary journal Claridade-Revista de Arte e Letras no.9-1966: Fonte de nha Sodade and Tempe Felix
- Vangêle Contód d'nôs Móda: Translation of Bartolomeo Rossetti's roman version of the New Testament into the capeverdean crioulo of São Vicente, 1979
- Textos Crioulos Cabo-Verdianos [published in the book 'Miscelânea luso-africana', edited by Marius F. Valkhoff , ]
- Short story 'Contrabónde' in 'Miscelânea luso-africana'
- A Poética de Sérgio Frusoni: Uma Leitura Antropológica [Collection of Poems in the crioulo of São Vicente with portuguese translation, collected by Mesquitela Lima , ]
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