Francophone Caribbean Literature: From Négritude to Créolité

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  • Martin Munro (Florida State University)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Of all the literary and cultural traditions in the Caribbean, arguably none has produced a body of work as rich, diverse, and challenging as that of the French–speaking islands and territories. Informed by, and often at odds with the great French traditions of intellectual inquiry and artistic innovation, the francophone Caribbean tradition has seen the emergence of artists, activists, and theorists such as Aimé Césaire, Léon–Gontran Damas, René Ménil, Suzanne Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Édouard Glissant, Patrick Chamoiseau, Jean Bernabé, Raphael Confiant, Maryse Condé, Jean–Price Mars, Jacques Roumain, Jacques–Stephen Alexis, René Depestre, Frankétienne, Émile Ollivier, Marie Chauvet, and Dany Laferrière, to name only a …

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Munro, Martin. "Francophone Caribbean Literature: From Négritude to Créolité". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 October 2010
[, accessed 25 September 2016.]

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