Reading time: around 2 minutes. –> Lire la version française de cet article I am currently preparing a short workshop on knowledge of Martinique's heritage for people who are or will be working in the tourism sector so that they can share and enhance our heritage. This led me to think about the resources that … Continuer la lecture de Heritage Notebooks « Les Cahiers du patrimoine » of Martinique
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.
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", 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).
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....
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.
Today, I am not talking about the eruption of 1902, but about an unknown eruption, that of Mount Pelee in 1929.
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?