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.
Manon Tardon – Resistant during the Second World War
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.
French Board Games on Caribbean
Today, I will talk to you about French board games to better know our Caribbean!
Marie Rose Cavelan and the Fedon’s Rebellion
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 ?
Martinica, women island, iguanas island or flowers island ? I tell you all about Martinique, Matinino, Madinina, Ioünacaera...
Rare Names of the French West Indies
Today, I'm talking about original or rare first names: Appolina, Zélie, Philomène, Marie-Donatine, Hyppolite, Démosthène, Eléazar...
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… »
"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....
Marc Cyrus from Le Carbet
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...
An Unrecognized Eruption: The Eruption of Mount Pelee in 1929
Today, I am not talking about the eruption of 1902, but about an unknown eruption, that of Mount Pelee in 1929.
« Fatal Passion », Story of a Femicide in Martinique, 18th Century.
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.
The Centenarians of Martinique before 1900
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.
The Capitale City of Martinique
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!