Date: 16/10/2023 - 18/12/2023
Time: All-day
Venue: Portuguese Corner, 2/F UM Wu Yee Sun Library (E2)

Henrique de Senna Fernandes was born on October 15th, 1923 and passed away on October 4, 2010. Born into an illustrious Portuguese family in Macao, he was a renowned lawyer and writer in Macao, and wrote long and short novels such as The Bewitching Braid, Amor e Dedinhos de Pé, Nam Van: Contos de Macau, Os Dores, Mong-Ha, A Noite Desceu em Dezembro, etc. Among them, The Bewitching Braid and Amor e Dedinhos de Pé have been adapted into films. Most of his works are set in Macao in the last century, and they have a unique significance in the presentation of Macao’s history, customs, people and landscapes. The writer is also considered by many literary critics as the guardian of Macao’s memory, and has made outstanding contributions to the development of Macau’s literature and culture. Henrique de Senna Fernandes was president of the Macau Lawyers Association and president of the Association for the Promotion of Macanese Education. He was awarded the Macao SAR Medal of Cultural Merit in 2001, and an honorary doctorate in literature by the University of Macau in 2008.

From October 16th to December 18th, 2023, the Centenary Celebration of Henrique de Senna Fernandes will take place at the UM Wu Yee Sun Library (E2), showcasing the writer’s biography and literary works, as well as photographs of Henrique de Senna Fernandes taken by Yao Feng, which can help us discover the moments of his writer’s life. During this period, you will have an opportunity to win an Élysée Bakery voucher with a value of MOP276 by taking a short quiz.

Exhibition – Filho da Terra: Comemoração do Centenário de Henrique de Senna Fernandes
Date and Time: 16/10-18/12/2023
Venue: Portuguese Corner, 2/F UM Wu Yee Sun Library (E2)

Participate in the quiz game to win a prize 
Date and Time: 16/10-29/11/2023
Venue: Portuguese Corner, 2/F UM Wu Yee Sun Library (E2)

Audience: All are welcome
Language: Chinese and Portuguese
Enquiries: Chinese Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre
Tel.: 8822 4532