Édouard Glissant
Patrick Chamoiseau
Galaade, Paris, 2009, French
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9782351760734
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Pierre Bernard

Most admirable is the authors’ ability to introduce the notion of poetry in a political discourse. These two famous black writers/philosophers from Martinique introduced the concept of “créolisation” as a form of postcolonial engagement. In this book, they promote a vision of the world in which “beauty” is a lot more than an aesthetic notion—it’s a call to action. The Intractable Beauty of the World (not translated into English) is an open letter to Barack Obama upon his election.

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