By Aime Cesaire, Peter de Francia, John Berger, Anna Bostock
A piece of great cultural importance and sweetness, this lengthy poem grew to become an anthem for the African diaspora and the start of the Negritude stream. With strange juxtapositions of item and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Césaire thought of this paintings a "break into the forbidden," right away a cry of uprising and a party of black identity.
"The maximum dwelling poet within the French language."--American publication Review
"Martinique poet Aime Cesaire is likely one of the few natural surrealists alive at the present time. by way of this I suggest that his paintings hasn't ever compromised its wild universe of double meanings, stretched syntax, and unforeseen imagery. This lengthy poem was once written on the finish of global warfare II and have become an anthem for lots of blacks all over the world. Eshleman and Smith have revised their unique 1983 translations and given it extra energy via proposing Cesaire's particular voice as testomony to a global shrunk via catastrophic events." --Bloomsbury evaluation
"Through his common demand the dignity of human dignity, cognizance and accountability, he'll stay a logo of desire for all oppressed peoples." --Nicolas Sarkozy
"Evocative and considerate, referring to human aspiration some distance past the size of its particular matters with Cesaire's homeland - Martinique." --The Times