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?