Aimé Césaire, the great poet, politician and playwright has been hailed as the leading Francophone poet of the twentieth century and one of the prophets of negritude – the 1930s black consciousness movement whose steadfast aim was to ‘decolonise the mind’ and reassert pride in the African cultural values of the diaspora. Césaire, who died in 2008, was an intellectual of great discernment and eloquence; an artist of the avant garde who championed non-Western cultural forms. His influence upon post-colonial discourse is abiding. This international and inter-disciplinary colloquium, featuring an array of distinguished speakers, will honour and explore Aimé Césaire’s life, work and legacy. Selections of his poetry and plays will be recited and performed.
Mon 24 June 9.30am – 6.00pm | £20
To register and for further information, please contact Dr Philip Crispin, University of Hull: firstname.lastname@example.org