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today in anarchist history

May 27, 1963: The death of Portuguese anarchist and novelist Aquilino Gomes Ribeiro


Aquilino Gomes Ribeiro is is considered as one of the great Portuguese novelists of the 20th century, and was nominated for the Nobel Literature Prize in 1960.

Ribeiro got involved in revolutionary politics as a young man and had to exile himself in Paris; he returned to Portugal in 1914, after the Republican Revolution of 1910. He was involved in the opposition to António de Oliveira Salazar and the Estado Novo, whose government tried to censor or ban several of his books.

He wrote more than 70 novels, the most famous being Road to Santiago (Estrada de Santiago)


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