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Aimé Césaire Centennial


One of the most prominent critics of colonialism and the racism and oppression that accompanied it, Aimé Césaire was a poet, scholar and politician who not only wrote, but lived his ideas in his everyday life and his political career. At the age of 26 in 1939 he published "Notebook of A Return to My Native Land," a poem cycle that influenced both French and world literature, he would later go on to publish dozens more texts that both explored the experience of living under colonization and the possibility of the revolutionary overthrow of such systems. In Martinique, where he was born, he also served as the mayor of the city of Fort-de-France and the island's deputy to the French National Assembly. In this video CUNY TV and Canapé look back at an homage to him Canapé produced after his death in 2008 and a centennial celebration of his birth on 2013.

 

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