Poet who all played an integral function in founding the Angolan Communist Party in 1955. He gained a qualification in Philology in the School of Lisbon and afterwards earned a qualification in Sociology. He was elected the very first President from the People’s Motion for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in 1960. He was wedded to filmmaker Sarah Maldoror during his loss of life. He preceded Agostinho Neto because the President from the MPLA.