Leon Damas

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Birthday
28, 1912
Birthplace
Guyana
Death Date
Jan 22, 1978 (65)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1912
Birthplace
Guyana
Death Date
Jan 22, 1978 (65)

About

French poet who is widely considered one of the fathers of the literary and political movement known as Negritude. Some of his most acclaimed works include 1937's Pigments and 1956's Black-Label.

Before Fame

He attended the secondary school Lycee Victor Schoelcher in Martinique.

Trivia

He served in the French Army during World War II.

Family Life

He married a woman from Brazil named Marietta.

Associated With

He was the longtime friend and collaborator of fellow French poet Aime Cesaire.