Aimé Césaire (born June 20, 1913 in Basse-Pointe, Martinique) is a French poet and politician.
In 1945, he was elected legislative Assembly member from Martinique, as a member of the Communist party. Later that year he was elected mayor of Fort-de-France. Aimé Césaire remains one of the most famous black contemporary writers. His writings reflect his passion for civic and social engagement.
- Armes miraculeuses (1946)
- Soleil cou coupé (1947)
- Corps perdu (1950)
- Ferrements (1960)
- Cadastre (1961)
- Moi, laminaire (1982)
- La Tragédie du roi Christophe (1963)
- Une tempête (d'après William Shakespeare) (1969)
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- Aime Cesaire, biography, by Brooke Ritz, Postcolonial Studies website, English Department, Emory University. 1999.