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Vidéo-Aimé Césaire-le poète

Aimé Césaire

Aimé Césaire

Vidéo-Aimé Césaire-poète.

Video: Robin Kelley discusses Aimé Césaire

Robin Kelley

Robin Kelley

Video: Robin Kelley discusses the Martinique poet and politician Aimé Césaire who died today in history, 17 April, 2008.

Clayton Eshleman reads his translation “Solar Throat Slashed” by Aimé Césaire

Clayton Eshleman

Clayton Eshleman

Clayton Eshleman, American poet, translator, and editor, reads from his recently released translation ( co-translated with A. James Arnold) “Solar Throat Slashed” by Aimé Césaire who died today in history, 17 April, 2008.

Aimé Césaire, one of the founders of the négritude movement, died today in history: 17 April, 2008

Aimé Césaire in 2003

Aimé Césaire in 2003

Aimé Fernand David Césaire (26 June 1913 – 17 April 2008) was a Francophone and French poet, author and politician from 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. His works have been translated into many languages.