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Aime Cesaire

Dates: 
1913-2008
Gender: 
Male
Place of birth: 
Martinique

Biography

Born in Basse-Pointe, a small town on the northeast coast of Martinique in the French Caribbean Aime Cesaire was a playwright, poet and politician. His epic Notebook of a poem Return to My Native Land first published in 1939, was produced and performed by Cy Grant as a one-man show in 1971.

Productions

Publications

Title Date Publisher
Return to My Native Land, translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock 1969 Penguin Books
A Season in the Congo, translated by Ralph Manheim 1968 Grove Press

Critical sources

Title Date Publisher