“Aimé Césaire” Conference & Debate

“Aimé Césaire” Conference & Debate

As part of Nobel Laureate Week, Alliance française in partnership with the Embassy of Cuba is hosting a stimulating conference and debate focusing on Aimé Césaire, given by the internationally successful Poet Nancy Morejón from Cuba.

The conference is a rare opportunity to discuss perspectives on Césaire’s works and its impact on literature and social movements in the Caribbean with Nancy Morejón, the most widely translated Cuban woman poet of the post-revolutionary period.

The Saint Lucian poet and artist Mac Donald Dixon will moderate the exchanges with the audience.

The Conference will be held on the 21st January 2016 at the Alliance française de Sainte-Lucie at Point Seraphine, Castries at 6.30 PM.

Aimé Fernand David Césaire (26 June 1913 – 17 April 2008) was a French poet, author and politician from Martinique.

The most influential Francophone Caribbean writer of his generation, Aimé Césaire was one of the founding fathers of Negritude, the black consciousness movement that sought to assert pride in African cultural values to counterbalance the inferior status accorded to them in European colonial thinking.

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