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

tanlistwa, Une lecture du registre matricule des esclaves par la tradition ancestrale africaine, Corcession, 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.

Marie-Rose Sequiera #2 The Social Rise of a Woman of Colour in French Guiana in the 18th Century

tanlistwa, Guyane, French Guyana

Two different sources that evoked the same colored woman in Cayenne? That was enough for me to wonder who was that charitable woman who had marked these men. Today, I am continuing the portrait of Marie-Rose or the social rise of a woman of colour in French Guiana in the 18th century.

Marie-Rose Sequiera #1 The Benefactress of the Deportees of the 18 Fructidor of Year V (1797)

tanlistwa, Marie-Rose Sequiera, Jean-Pierre Ramel, déportés

Two different sources that evoked the same colored woman in Cayenne? That was enough for me to wonder who was that charitable woman who had marked these men. Today, I paint a portrait of Marie-Rose, a rich French Guyanese and a benefactor for the deportees, but not only!

Being a Family between Freedom and Slavery

tanlistwa, marché, Saint-Pierre, market,Le Mazurier

Today, I will talk to you about strategies that people of colour have put in place to keep free and enslaved members of the same family united despite the legal constraints of the slavery and colonial system.

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

tanlistwa, Statue, La mulâtresse Solitude, Jacky Poulier

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....

Delgrès from History to Music: (Mwen Pwéféré) Mo Jodi !

tanlistwa, delgrès, mémorial, album cover

Today, I would like to summarize the history of an emblematic figure in the tragic struggle against the restoration of slavery in Guadeloupe: Louis Delgrès. Then I take this opportunity to introduce you to Delgrès, the musical trio.

The Color of the Land, a Story with an Ancestor at Random

Tanlistwa, carte, map, Moreau du Temple, 1770

Today, I am doing a family portrait, but above all I am talking about the transmission of the earth between whites and free of colour because it is quite a story!

The Manumission of « de facto Freed » by the French Royal Ordinance of 12 July 1832.

affranchissement, 1832, 1833, martinique, élisabeth laurencine

This year is the 170th commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Martinique in 1848. I wanted to introduce you to a member of my family who was freed on this occasion, but for the moment, there is none. How is that possible? ...

Liberty, Perrinon, Lamartine… Freed Names that Celebrate the French Abolition of slavery in 1848

Registre d'invidiualité, Liberty Suzette

In 1848, after years of struggle and resistance, more or less 70,000 slaves from Martinique finally gained freedom. This change of status is accompanied by a " taking of a name ". So today I'm talking about the family names that celebrate the abolition of slavery and the new status of freed men as citizens in 1848.

Marie Rose Cavelan and the Fedon’s Rebellion

Plan île de la grenade, Map Grenada Island

Today, I speak to you of Marie Rose Cavelan Fedon involved in one of the most important rebellions that the island of Grenada experienced in 1795-1796. But her story begins long before that!

Martinica, Women Island , Iguanas Island or flowers Island ?

Caribbean, Caraïbes, 1683

Martinica, women island, iguanas island or flowers island ? I tell you all about Martinique, Matinino, Madinina, Ioünacaera...

A military Portrait, « mon Capitaine »!

The registers of military recruitment indicate the identity and service records of recruits, but imagine my surprise when I found one of the few records with a photograph!

« On an Island where We Confuse Pistachio and Peanut… »

marchande de pistaches, pistachio merchant

"On an island where we confuse pistachio and peanut..." You have probably already read this expression or its variants if you are a reader of the Bondamanjak site. In fact, historically speaking, we don't confuse anything at all; we....