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Poetry Cahier d'un retour au pays natal

  • By Aimé Césaire
  • Price: £6.55
  • ISBN: 9782708704206
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 28/09/2020 if you order today

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Notebook of a Return to My Native Land is the foundation stone of francophone Black literature: it is here that the word Negritude appeared for the first time.

Negritude has come to mean the cultural, philosophical and political movement co-founded in Paris in the 1930s by three Black students from French colonies: the poets Leon-Gontran Damas from French Guiana; Leopold Senghor, later President of Senegal; and Aime Cesaire, who became a deputy in the French National Assembly for the Revolutionary Party of Martinique and was repeatedly elected Mayor of Fort-de-France. As a poet, Cesaire believed in the revolutionary power of language, and in the Notebook he combined high literary French with Martinican colloquialisms, and archaic turns of phrase with dazzling new coinages. The result is a challenging and deeply moving poem on the theme of the future of the negro race which presents and enacts the poignant search for a Martinican identity.

The Notebook opposes the ideology of colonialism by inventing a language that refuses assimilation to a dominant cultural norm, a language that teaches resistance and liberation.

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Title details

Series Poetry Title Cahier d'un retour au pays natal
Subject French Language French
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date July 2000 Authors Aimé Césaire
Binding Paperback Pages N/A
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 82
ESB Code 78066 ISBN 9782708704206
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 28/09/2020 if you order today
  Price £6.55


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