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.
Delgrès from History to Music: (Mwen Pwéféré) Mo Jodi !
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.
La Providence and Saint-Victor: 2 Establishments to Educate in Martinique in the 18th Century
Today, I am talking about education and boarding school "of Martinique's youth" in the 18th century.
L’îlet-à-Ramiers, a Smuggling Site in 1717
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!
André dit Lucidor (v. 1718-1771), a Life between 3 Continents
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.
Marie-Thérèse Lucidor Corbin Patriot, Creole and Republican.
Today, I speak to you about Marie-Thérèse Lucidor Corbin "Creole and Republican", and much more!
The Colour of the Land, a Story with an Ancestor at Random
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.
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
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.
La petite histoire of the Blacks of France
Today, I'm talking about Julie Duprat's "La petite histoire" site on the history of Blacks in France.
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...
PIERRE-LOUIS Jean Louis Cicine (1823-1873)
100 words for a lifetime : portrait of my ancestor Jean Louis Cicine Pierre-Louis, the one I am named after.
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.
The French Guyana of Doc-Seven
William of Doc Seven is taking advantage of a trip to discover his native land: French Guyana.
Vernacular Heritage: A 1920s House in Bellefontaine
It's not the most beautiful or the most impressive. She's not exceptional, no. It doesn't matter, it's my favourite house of the 1920s in Bellefontaine.
A Wedding Meal by Augé, Caterer, for his Son’s Wedding in 1768
menu prepared by Mr Augé, caterer, for the 45-course meal served on Tuesday the 17th of May 1768 for his son's wedding. And it's not really light!
Discover your (French) Ancestors!
You are one of those who have free time? You want to start genealogy research on your (French) family? If you are confortable with French (Yes it is in French and there is no english subtitle), Nota Bene has posted a video tutorial to help you.