"...and there, rocked by the flux of a
never exhausted thought I nourished the wind, I unlaced the
monsters and heard rise, from the other side of disaster, a
river of turtledoves and savanna clover which I carry forever
in my depths..."
-from "Notebook of a Return to the Native Land"
by Aimé Césaire
(translated by Annette Smith and Clayton Eshleman)
"Published: April 18, 2008
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AP) — Aimé Césaire, an anticolonialist poet and politician who was honored throughout the French-speaking world and who was an early proponent of black pride, died here on Thursday. He was 94." - By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS