Aime Ferdinand David Cesaire

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Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Apr 17, 2008 (94)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Apr 17, 2008 (94)

About

French poet and author known for his association with the Negritude literary movement and the French Communist Party. He is perhaps best remembered for a 1955 political work entitled Discours sur le colonialisme.

Before Fame

He co-founded a literary review called L'Etudiant Noir while he was in school in Paris.

Trivia

The airport in Le Lamentin, Martinique was re-named Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport in his honor.

Family Life

He married Suzanne Roussi in 1937; they subsequently became parents to a son.

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He disagreed with Nicolas Sarkozy's support for a school textbook content law that sought to sugar-coat French colonialism.

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