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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Aimé Césaire (1913-2008)


'I remain faithful to my beliefs and remain inflexibly anti-colonialist' -
Aimé Césaire, 2005.

Respect to the great Martinican poet and socialist humanist.

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3 Comments:

At 12:54 pm, Anonymous Colin F Saint-Denis said...

Thanks for these excellent links. Césaire's funeral today is the occasion for an orgy of hypocrisy led by a certain Nicolas Sarkozy. But Césaire's writings on colonialism remain and will be rememberd when Sarkozy and co have been consigned to the dustbin of history. By the way, with a 36% approval rating in today's polls, he is the most unpopular president ever after one year of his mandate. Check out my blog for more on these subjects.

 
At 1:40 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

Merci beaucoup, Colin...

'By the way, with a 36% approval rating in today's polls, he is the most unpopular president ever after one year of his mandate.'

Gordon Brown is 'enjoying' a similar sort of poll rating in his first year as well...

 
At 10:56 pm, Blogger FraVernero said...

Oh, damn...

I greatly admired this man...

I still remember the first time I read his 'Cahier' and specially his Têmpete, that wonderful anti-colonial re-writing of the Tempest...

And like the greatest of artists, his ability to be a great politician also, a firm believer in the emancipation of humanity from its chains.

We'll remain faithful to his memory. And try to honour his work and memory as it deserves. Which is a lot.

 

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