Societies drained of their essence

Aimé Césaire

Aimé Césaire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They talk to me about progress, about achievements, diseases cured, improved standards of living. I am talking about societies drained of their essence, cultures, trampled underfoot, institutions  undermined, lands confiscated, religions smashed, magnificent artistic creations destroyed, extraordinary possibilities wiped out.

Aimé Fernand David Césaire (26 June 1913 – 17 April 2008)

Césaire was a Francophone poet, author and politician from Martinique. He was “one of the founders of the négritude movement in Francophone literature”

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