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Childhood (Une enfance créole)

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Using the playful, orally inspired, and partially invented language for which he is renowned, Patrick Chamoiseau recalls the brilliant, magical universe of his early childhood in Martinique. At the center of this universe is his extraordinarily vigorous mother and her creative, pragmatic ways of coping with poverty and five children. As Chamoiseau presents these first impr

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 18th 1999 by Granta Books (first published 1990)
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Issi
Aug 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far only read book 1, not bad though. Childhood in Fort de France, Martinique.
Barbara Anthonissen
Quite boring. It is only of interest because of it's folkloric content.
Gala
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un voyage poétique non seulement à Fort-de-France mais dans les sources de la créolité.

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Patrick Chamoiseau is a French author from Martinique known for his work in the créolité movement.

Chamoiseau was born on December 3, 1953 in Fort-de-France, Martinique, where he currently resides. After he studied law in Paris he returned to Martinique inspired by Édouard Glissant to take a close interest in Creole culture. Chamoiseau is the author of a historical work on the Antilles under the re
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