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Aimé Césaire


Who is Aimé Césaire?

Aimé Césaire: Aimé Fernand David Césaire was a Francophone and French poet, author and politician from the Martinique. He was "one of the founders of the négritude movement in Francophone literature". He wrote such works as A Tempest, a response to Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and Discourse on Colonialism, an essay describing the strife between the colonizers and the colonized. Césaire’s native language is French. His works have been translated into several languages, English included.


"Aimé Césaire" is a book by Gregson Davis.

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Google previewModern Criticism and Theory (2014)

by Nigel Wood, David Lodge

Aimé Césaire is a native of Martinique and a university graduate. Again we find this in Michel Leiris: If in the ...

Google previewWhat Fanon Said (2015)

A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought by Lewis R. Gordon, Drucilla Cornell

Aimé Césaire is a native of Martinique and a university graduate” (Pn 31). The black television reporter who speaks as white reporters ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (2010)

by Abiola Irele

Modernism and Négritude: The Poetry and Poetics ofAimé Césaire. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1981. Césaire, Aimé. Aimé Césaire: The Collected Poetry. Translated by ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism (2016)

by Immanuel Ness, Zak Cope

Aimé Césaire was a brilliant student at the Lycée Schoelcher, Fort de France. Leaving for Paris with a scholarship to attend the prestigious Lycée ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Poetry (2015)

by R. Victoria Arana

Martiniquais poet, playwright Aimé Césaire—poet, playwright, essayist, and political leader—was born in 1913 in BassePointe, a small coastal town in northeast Martinique, then under French colonial rule. The second of six children, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Movement Media (2011)

by John D. H. Downing

Sénégal's future president Léopold Senghor and Martinique's extraordinary political poet Aimé Césaire were among the leaders of this movement. A movement publication, Revue du Monde Noir (Black World Review), though only appearing ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2015)

by Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Kenya J. Shujaa

Beginnings Leopold Sédar Senghor from Senegal, Aimé Césaire from Martinique , and Léon-Gontran Damas from Guiana are regarded as the “three fathers” of Negritude. Originally from French colonies, but living in France, the three men ...

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Quotes about Aimé Césaire

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint. (Aime Cesaire)
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