By Romuald Fonkoua
Ecrivain, poète, dramaturge, militant politique, Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) est l'un des acteurs prépondérants de l. a. révolution noire qui s'est jouée sur tous les continents dans l'après-guerre. Mais cet homme du monde incarne d'abord l'intellectuel français, dont l'histoire et l. a. vie jalonnent les grands moments de notre histoire.
Il y a cent ans naissait Aimé Césaire. De l. a. Martinique à l'Assemblée nationale, sa vie est jalonnée de rencontres décisives et d'amitiés essentielles. Poète, politique et dramaturge, Césaire incarne avec Brio los angeles determine de l'intellectuel noir dont les idées, les œuvres et l'action ont accompagné l'histoire de tous les opprimés et colonisés du XXe siècle. Soulignant sa prose remarquable au carrier de explanations justes, l'auteur insiste également sur son amour inconditionnel pour los angeles scène théâtrale.
Professeur de littérature francophone à l'université Paris-Sorbonne où il dirige le centre foreign d'études francophones (CIEF), Romuald Fonkoua est également professeur à Middlebury Collège (Vermont, États-Unis) et rédacteur en chef de l. a. revue Présence africaine.
Cet ouvrage a obtenu le prix Robert Delavignette de l'Académie des sciences d'outre-mer.
3Une biographie très documentée, aussi admirative qu'inspirée. "
Catherine Golliau, Le Point
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