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Aime Cesaire

1913-2008

Born: Martinique, 1913

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

Return To My Native land

Return To My Native land

Year: 1977

Staged in: English Stage Company

A Season in the Congo

A Season in the Congo

Year: 2013

Staged in: Young Vic

Publications

Return to My Native Land, translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock

Return to My Native Land, translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock

Year: 1969

Publisher: Penguin Books

A Season in the Congo, translated by Ralph Manheim

A Season in the Congo, translated by Ralph Manheim

Year: 1968

Publisher: Grove Press

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