Lazare KI-Zerbo

On the 23rd of June 2006 I arrived in Fort de France to celebrate Aime Césaire's 93rd birthday. Visiting the beautiful island of Martinique, and meeting her celebrated son filled me with a deep sense of joy.

The 22nd of July 2006 will remain one of the most important days of my professional life, a gilded moment in one's lifetime.

Césaire, to borrow his characterization of Haiti:...where negritude stood up... was negritude standing up, as unique as the slaves' victory over more