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Eloge de la Créolité / In Praise of Creoleness

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Bilingual edition (French/English).

«Ni Européens, ni Africains, ni Asiatiques, nous nous proclamons Créoles. Cela sera pour nous une attitude intérieure, mieux : une vigilance, ou mieux encore, une sorte d'enveloppe mentale au mitan de laquelle se bâtira notre monde en pleine conscience du monde.» Publié en 1989, cet éloge de l'identité créole, cette quête lyrique «d'une p
Paperback, Hors série Littérature, 127 pages
Published May 13th 1993 by Gallimard French
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An interesting view of identity formation and notions of mélange/mixedness/miganness. Creolité proposes a diverse selfhood that must be decentralized from geographical boundaries; not a concept, they write, but a vision for how identity can be understood in an age of globalism, transnationalism, and complexity. What is creolité, exactly? "It's the world diffracted but recomposed, a maelstrom of signifieds in a single signifier: a Totality... it ought to be approached as a question to be lived... ...more
A critical statement of Creoleness, relevant to anyone interested in the postcolonial, Chamoiseau, Glissant, etc.
Edward Batres
C'etait un manifest incroyable !
what could i say? it's priceless!
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