Do you know of any other eruptive events in Mount Pelée than those of the 20th century? Today, I am listing the eruptions of Mount Pelee that have occurred during a period of human settlement on the island, for about 4500 years.
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", 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 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.
Today, I am talking about education and boarding school "of Martinique's youth" in the 18th century.
Today, I speak to you French settlers, English sailors, secret appointments and illegal trade. As a bonus, I'll tell you the island's nickname!
After the portrait of his daughter Marie-Thérèse, I speak to you today of André dit Lucidor (c. 1718-1771) born in Africa, slave in Martinique and swordsmanship in Paris.
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!
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? ...
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.
I wanted to share a note related to the commemorations. Today, I share with you my discovery of Manon Tardon, a Martinican woman who distinguished herself in the Second World War.
Today, I will talk to you about French board games to better know our Caribbean!
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 ? I tell you all about Martinique, Matinino, Madinina, Ioünacaera...
Today, I'm talking about original or rare first names: Appolina, Zélie, Philomène, Marie-Donatine, Hyppolite, Démosthène, Eléazar...
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..." 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....
Do you know Marc Cyrus from Le Carbet? He was the son of Marc so called Méry and Marie Sainte, major sergeant of milicia in disobediance...
Today, I am not talking about the eruption of 1902, but about an unknown eruption, that of Mount Pelee in 1929.
I am going to speak to you about a press article which particularly marked me. It would be nowadays tidied up in the sections news stories of France-Antilles; it is nothing more and nothing less only the narrative of a femicide in the 18th century.
Not long ago, I discovered on Twitter the hashtag #100ansavant1900 (100yearsbefore1900). This is a participatory project launched by Nouvelles branches to identify the centenarians of France prior to the twentieth century.
You will often read on the web that Fort-de-France became the capital of Martinique in 1902 when Saint-Pierre was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pelee. The story is a bit more complex!