DIGITAL: Aimé Césaire and the Broken Record

A project by Alex Gil charting work on Aimé Césaire:

,”The following enumerative bibliography of critical commentary and scholarship on Aimé Césaire builds on and refines the Aimé Césaire Zotero Group collective bibliography. This bibliography is the largest of its kind in existence today. If you would like to contribute, please join the group and add your entry or entries, or contact me.”

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Alex Gil: “This double voice that could pass the censors was key to their survival.”

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On November 12 and 14, 2016, Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Columbia University and one of the editors of sx:archipelagos (the born-digital iteration of Small Axe) posted these reflections on Facebook. They are republished here with his permission.
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Tropiques, 1941

On November 12, 2016

Yo me he pasado una gran parte de mi vida estudiando a un solo poeta, Aimé Césaire. En 1941, cuando los fascistas blancos ya ocupaban su isla de Martinique, este poeta se dedicó a escribir una obra de teatro en secreto:

“Et les chiens se taisaient” (Y los perros se callaban).
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