Aimé Césaire ou l'ambivalence féconde

Reno, Fred
November 2009
French Politics, Culture & Society;Winter2009, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p19
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the ambivalence between poetical writing and political commitment found in the work of Aimé Césaire, a French poet and politician from Martinique. The author addresses the paradox between Césaire's defending the assimilation of the French West Indies to the French identity and not their national independence while strongly criticizing colonialism. The father figure that he represented to a lot of people from Martinique is explored. His career as a left-wing political activist is examined.


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