Aimé Césaire (1913 – 2008)
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Promotion 1935 - Lettres

A renowned poet during his lifetime and a French politician, deputy of the Martinique and mayor of Fort-de-France for several decades, Aimé Césaire was a fervent humanist. He coined, with Léopold Sedar Sanghor in particular, the concept of “negritude” and helped the Martinique colony to become a French département.