Day 86– PenPositive Reading Campaign – ‘Mississippi’ By French Poet from Martinique, Aime Cesaire

crb-16-aime-cesaireToday on Penpositive Reading campaign I read the poem ‘Mississipi’ by the French poet Aimé Fernand David Césaire (26 June 1913 – 17 April 2008). Aime was a Francophone and French poet, author and politician from Martinique. He was “one of the founders of the négritude movement in Francophone literature”

Aimé Césaire was born in Basse-Pointe, Martinique, in 1913. He considered himself of Igbo descent from Nigeria, and considered his first name Aimé a retention of an Igbo name.

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