So today I'm talking about a new book Parcours contrastés des abolitionnistes Cyrille Bissette et Victor Schoelcher by Léo Ursulet, which recounts the parallel paths of the two important figures in the anti-slavery struggle in France in the first half of the 19th century.
Père Labat Recipes # 5 The art of candying fruits: syrup, jam, marmalade, jelly…
Today, I invite you to a little sweetness: the fruits consumed in jams, marmalade, jelly ... in the Caribbean of the time of Father Labat.
Père Labat Recipes # 4 Drinking With And Without Alcohol In The Caribbean
Today, I propose to you to be looking at drinking with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks consumed in the Caribbean at the time of Father Labat. On the program: Sang-gris, Salibott, Ponche, Ouicou, Grappe...
Bordeaux Métisse by Julie Duprat
I received (autographed moreover!) Bordeaux Métisse, Esclaves et Affranchis du XVIIIe à L'Empire by Julie Duprat. Today, I begin the year 2022, as I ended the previous one: with the presentation of a book!
Kanawa, Caribbean Sea Adventures
Today, I'm talking about a bilingual (French/English) book, Kanawa, adventures in the Caribbean Sea which recounts the reconquest of Kalinagos construction and navigation skills and, beyond that, a rich human adventure.
Père Labat Recipes # 3 The Pimentade (sauce-chien)
Today, I propose you to see the pimentade, whose heir is a classic of our seasonings in the French Caribbean, today called sauce-chien [dog-sauce].
Père Labat Recipes # 2 Taking Chocolate
Today, I propose to you to see the recipes of the hot chocolate, drink so appreciated in the Caribbean.
Des vies de combat – Femmes, noires et libres by Audrey Celestine
I found a little gem. I'm talking to you today about Des vies de combat — Femmes, noires et libres [Lives of Struggle - Women, Black and Free] by associate professor Audrey Celestine.
Père Labat Recipes # 1 Food and Fasting
Today, since we are in the season of Lent, I propose paradoxically - Labat being rather a worshipper of good food - to start this series on the question of fasting. On the menu: manatee, iguana, diablotin, coffee, tea and chocolate.
Mes quatre femmes of Gisèle Pineau
Today, I suggest you read Gisèle Pineau's Frencn novelMes quatre femmes between historical memory, genealogy and literature.
Bumidom Story : Péyi an nou of Jessica Oublié and Marie-Ange Rousseau
today, I'm talking to you about comics and French nugget: Péyi an nou, which tells the story of Bumidom and the movement of thousands of French Caribbean people to hexagonal France between 1963 and 1982..
Heritage Notebooks « Les Cahiers du patrimoine » of Martinique
Today, I share the list of the different issues of the notebooks "Cahiers du Patrimoine" of Martinique.
A Reading of the Slave Registers by the African Ancestral Tradition… [Une lecture du registre matricule des esclaves par la tradition ancestrale africaine…] by Y. Corcessin et B. Dossa
A reading of the slave registry by the African ancestral tradition... a book to reconstruct a genealogy with slave ancestors and rebuild the link with Africa.
Kindred by Octavia Butler
I have had some exciting fictional readings and I want to share one of them with you. Today I am talking about literature with the novel Kindred by Octavia Butler.
The Sea Maroons [Les Marrons de la mer] of Georges B. Mauvois
"The Sea Maroons", a poetic expression for sometimes tragic destinies: those of men and women who fled slavery by taking the path of water. Today, I am talking to you about maroonage and in particular the French book Les Marrons de la mer, escapes of slaves from Martinique to the Caribbean islands (1833-1848).
La mulâtresse Solitude Between History and Literature
This year, I fell in love with André Schwarz-Bart's novel La mulâtresse Solitude. Today, I am talking to you about the Guadeloupean Solitude, a symbol of women's struggle for freedom between history and literature....
Free Women of Colour in the Cinema: The House That Will Not Stand
Today I'm talking about free women of colour and 'The House That Will Not Stand', a film in the making based on Marcus Gardley's eponymous play.
An Unrecognized Eruption: The Eruption of Mount Pelee in 1929
Today, I am not talking about the eruption of 1902, but about an unknown eruption, that of Mount Pelee in 1929.
Women of Martinique: What (His)story?
I could have written a little story about women's struggles for their rights, but I completely missed the boat! For the occasion, I would like to share with you a French book: Women of Martinique: what (hist)story?