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Raphaël Confiant

Book Launch

Raphaël Confiant ranks among the most important contemporary writers from the French Caribbean. Born in Martinique in 1951, he studied in France before moving back to his native island. During the 70s he became a militant proponent of use of the Creole language and later worked with Jean Bernabé and Patrick Chamoiseau to create the creolité movement. His works include major novels (Eau de Café, L’Allée des soupirs, La Panse du chacal), essays (Eloge de la créolité – In Praise of Creoleness, and Lettres Créoles with Patrick Chamoiseau) and memoirs (Ravines du devant-jour, Le Cahier de romances). He has been awarded many literary prizes (Prix Novembre, Prix Casa de las Americas). For this very exclusive appearance in London, Raphaël Confiant will discuss his work and his views on creoleness and post-colonialism with Pr. Patrick Corcoran (Roehampton University).

This event is part of the 2006 Mosaïques Festival. For more about Mosaïques: www.institut-francais.org.uk/mosaiques


Raphaël Confiant | talks
Prof Patrick Corcoran | talks


Date and Time:

4 May 2006 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Institut Francais
17 Queensberry Place
South Kensington
+44 20 70 73 13 50

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