Suzanne Césaire's essays in Tropiques make an important intervention in imagining a new Martinican and ultimately Pan-Caribbean identity during World War II. This study examines Césaire's joint politics and poetics of liberation in the context of dissidence in Martinique. A close reading of her essays alongside previously uncited personal correspondence reveals Haiti to be central to her vision for a Caribbean cultural renaissance after the death and destruction of the war.
Research Article|July 01 2016
Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel; Beyond the Great Camouflage: Haiti in Suzanne Césaire's Politics and Poetics of Liberation. Small Axe 1 July 2016; 20 (2 (50)): 1–13. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-3626716
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