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....

« 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.

Genealogical Research Guide for Martinique

Guide recherche de généalogique en Martinique

Many of you want to know more about your family's history, but it's not always easy to know where to start your genealogy. If you read French, I propose to you today to dwell on a genealogical research guide, published by the Territorial Archives of Martinique, available online and which deserves to be better known.

Joseph Mosneron and « The Black Gold »

Joseph Mosneson, Or Noir, Black Gold

"L'Or Noir", a documentary tracing the history of the Atlantic slave trade in the last third of the eighteenth century, from the account of the shipowner Joseph Mosneron of Nantes.