The Military Hospital of Fort-de-France #3/3 Enslaveds to Serve the Sick (b)

Tanlista, Infirmiers et infirmières à l'hôpital d'Arivonimamo, 1894-1911, Arivonimamo (Madagascar)

Today, I am talking about the enslaved apothecaries, assistant surgeons and nurses who helped care for the sick at the Fort-Royal hospital, a paramedical activity that was not very common in the colonial and slave-owning society of the 18th century.

The Military Hospital of Fort-de-France #2/3 Enslaveds to Serve the Sick (a)

Tanlistwa, blanchisseuses ou Lavandières, Extrait de : Les Français peints par eux-mêmes : le Nègre (Page 328), 1842

Today, I will continue the history of the Fort-Royal Hospital and tell you in detail about the men and women, enslaved, who served the sick at the end of the 18th century.

Bumidom Story : Péyi an nou of Jessica Oublié and Marie-Ange Rousseau

Tanlistwa, bande dessiné, couverture, Péyi an nou, Cover, comics

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..

The repeal of the prejudice of colour in the 1830s

Today, I talk to you about the legal prejudice of colour, but above all about its removal; because with it, it is my subject of study that disappears from official documents!

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 Colour 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!