Meet the Writers and Artists

CesaireSmile-lightAimé Césaire, Poet and Statesman: The world-renowned poet and political activist from Martinique, who was Mayor of Fort-de-France for 56 years, gave this interview November 5, 2001. Césaire speaks about his passion for the island landscape, his student days in Paris and his creation of SERMAC. Click here to see a full description, video clip and link to order the complete video on DVD.IMAGESWI

Maryse Condé Speaks from the Heart:
The masterful novelist from Guadeloupe, who has written at least 17 novels, 5 plays, many essays and taught at Columbia University, spoke wisely about complex issues of identity in this interview given in June, 2002, in New York City. Click here to see a full description, video clip and link to order the complete video on DVD.

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Edwidge Danticat Visits her Haitian Roots: The prize-winning, celebrated novelist form Haiti and Brooklyn, whose lyrical prose gives voice to Haitian reality, the power of women and political violence, spoke frankly in this interview held in Miami, Florida, in June, 2003. Click here to see a full description, video clip and link to order the complete video on DVD.

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Confiantpic1 Raphaël Confiant fait un discours: This outspoken writer from Martinique, who writes in Creole and French, gave this keynote speech November 7, 2001, at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the International Conference of Caribbean Literature in Trois-Ilets. Click here to see a full description, video clip and link to order the complete video on DVD.IMAGESWI

Valverdepic1 Jocelyn Valverde, French Caribbean Poet: This young, self-taught and Parisian-born poet, whose parents are from Guadeloupe, gave this intimate, insightful interview in December, 1990, in Dr. Scarboro’s home in Boulder, Colorado. Click here to see a full description, video clip and link to order the complete video on DVD.

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Anicetpic1 Victor Anicet, Céramiste et artiste martiniquais: This internationally recognized ceramist, speaking at an exhibit of his work at the Université Antilles-Guyane in November, 2001, shows how he weaves ancestral symbols into his work. Click here to see a full description, video clip and link to order the complete video on DVD.

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Marlinpic1 Luc Marlin, Martinican Artist and Teacher: This artist, whose paintings vibrate with bold colors and cryptic designs, describes the symbols in his art, his yearly visits to the Canary Islands and his work at SERMAC in this interview in his Fort-de-France studio in November, 2001.
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