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Derek Walcott, Poet and Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

Derek Walcott, Poet and Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The poet and playwright Derek Walcott, who moulded the language and forms of the western canon to his own purposes for more than half a century, has died aged 87. His monumental poetry, including 1973’s verse autobiography, Another Life, and his Caribbean reimagining of The Odyssey, 1990’s Omeros, secured him an international reputation which […]

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A Little Martinique History Lesson – Aimé Césaire (1913-2008)

A Little Martinique History Lesson – Aimé Césaire (1913-2008)

| November 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Martinican poet, playwright, and politician, one of the most influential authors from the French-speaking Caribbean. Aimé Césaire formulated with Léopold Senghor and Léon Gontian Damas the concept and movement of négritude, defined as “affirmation that one is black and proud of it”. Césaire’s thoughts about restoring the cultural identity of black Africans were first fully expressed in Cahier d’un […]

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