Great World Writers: Twentieth Century - Vol. 2

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Ainé Césaire

BORN: June 25, 1913, Basse-Pointe, Martinique

IDENTIFICATION: Twentieth-century black French Caribbean poet, playwright, essayist, and statesman, and also one of the founders of the racial pride movement known as negritude.

SIGNIFICANCE: Through a career that spanned eight decades and two hemispheres, Césaire fundamentally changed the accepted wisdom about race and the effects of colonialism. The concept of negritude identifies an international black race that links all blacks of African descent, whether European, North American, South American, Caribbean, or African. This international concept, the first of its kind, had a lasting effect on a wide variety of literary social, and political movements and essentially invented identity politics. Césaire himself adopted negritude as a working ideal—in his poetry, particularly the early poem Notebook of a Return to the Native Land; in his drama, especially A Tempest and The Tragedy of King Christophe; in his political essays and histories; and in his career in both French and Martinican politics.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Italo Calvino 149
  • Altert Camus 159
  • Alejo Carpentier 179
  • Ainé Césaire 195
  • Chow Shu-Jen 205
  • J. M. Coetzee 225
  • Joseph Conrad 245
  • Tsiti Dangarembga 267
  • Anita Desai 277
  • Index 287
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