"Do possível contributo dos Crioulos para a delucidação de certos problemas da história da literatura Portuguesa".
Baltasar Lopes da Silva (Caleijão, São Nicolau, 23 April 1907 - São Vicente, 28 May 1989) was a writer, poet and linguist from Cape Verde, who wrote in both Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. With Manuel Lopes and Jorge Barbosa, he was the founder of Claridade. In 1947 he published Chiquinho, considered the greatest Cape Verdean novel. He sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Osvaldo Alcântara.