Cape Verde 500 Escudos banknote 2014 Jorge Barbosa

Currency of Cape Verde 500 Escudos banknote 2014 poet Jorge Barbosa
Cape Verde 500 Escudos banknote 2014

Currency of Cape Verde 500 Escudos banknote 2014 Jorge Barbosa
Bank of Cape Verde - Banco de Cabo Verde

Obverse: Portrait of Cape Verdean poet Jorge Barbosa; Holographic open book; embossed open book.
Reverse: Quill in inkwell; lines from Barbosa’s poem, “Casebre” (struggle); Poilão Dam in the Santa Cruz municipal area on Santiago island (home of Jorge Barbosa); line drawing of women with baskets. Solid security thread with demetalized BCV 500.

Watermark: Jorge Barbosa with electrotype typewriter and Cornerstones.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, London, England.
Dimensions: 131 x 65 mm.
Color: Green, orange, red, and purple.
Date: 5 de Julho de 2014. Introduction: 10.09.2015.

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2014 Issue

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Jorge Barbosa
Jorge Vera-Cruz Barbosa (25 May 1902 – 6 January 1971) was a Cape Verdean poet and writer. He collaborated in various reviews and Portuguese and Cape Verdean journals. The publication of his poetry anthology Arquipélago (Archipelago) in 1935 marked the beginning of Cape Verdean poetry. He was, along with Baltazar Lopes da Silva and Manuel Lopes one of the three founders of the literary journal Claridade ("Clarity") in 1936, which marked the beginning of modern Cape Verdean literature.
  Jorge Barbosa was born in the city of Praia, on the island of Santiago, Portuguese Cape Verde archipelago (then a territory of Portugal). Soon after, he moved to the island of São Vicente, where he spent his early years on — excluding his years of study in Lisbon. He published his first work titled Arquipélago (Archipelago) in 1935 which opened its doors to modern Cape Verdean literature and later demonstrated a complete change in rhetoric and thematic poetry in Cape Verde, it formed one of the elements that led to the creation of the Claridade review a year after the publication of the book. His second work was Ambiente (Ambient) which was also called The Circle in 1941. His third book was a notebook titled Caderno de um Ilhéu published in 1955 which later won the Camilo Pessanha Award. He also published poems include Meio Milémiio, Júbilo (Jubilee), Panfletário (Booklet) and "Prelúdio" ("Prelude"). He then lived for many years on the island of Sal, working as a civil servant of the customhouse. He died in Cova da Piedade, in Lisbon, Portugal.
 - Arquipélago (Archipelago) (1935)
 - Ambiente (Ambient, also known as The Circle) (1941)
 - Caderno de um Ilhéu (An Islander's Notebook) (1955), winner of the Camilo Pessanha Award
 - Recent poems include Meio Milénio, Júbilo (Jubilee), Panfletário (Booklet) and Prelúdio (Prelude)
A school titled Escola Jorge Barbosa (Jorge Barbosa) in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente is named for him. Prior to independence of Cape Verde in July 1975, it was once called Liceu Nacional Infante D. Henrique, it had huge importance on the development of the rising nationalism of Cape Verde. In the 2004-05 school season, it had 2,384 students
  An avenue in the south of Praia (Avenida Jorge Barbosa) is named for him, it runs east-west and starts at the circle with two streets named Dr. Manuel Duarte and Mar (or Ponta Temerosa) and finishes at two streets named Boa Vista and São Nicolau, it runs in the neighborhoods of Prainha and Palmarejo.
  Also a municipal library is named for him in the city of Espargos in the middle of Sal
  One of his poems "Tchapeu di padja" would be made into a song by Simentera in the album Cabo Verde em serenada (2000).
  A book titled Uma Introdução à Poesia de Jorge Barbosa by Gabriel Mariano was related to his poems.
  Jorge Barbosa was featured on a Cape Verdean stamp in 2003
  His poem Prelúdio, can be found on the CD Poesia de Cabo Verde e Sete Poemas de Sebastião da Gama by Afonso Dias