Aimé Fernard CESAIRE
Aimé Fernard CESAIRE, French Deputy. International Viareggio-Versilia Prize for Literature, 1968; National Poetry Prize, 1982; a postage stamp bearing his picture was issued by the Republic of Cameroon in 1969.
CESAIRE, Aimé Fernard was born on June 25, 1913 in BassePointe, Martinique. Parents: Fernand Césaire and Marie Césaire (née Hermine).
Fort-de-France High School. Louis-le-Grand High School, Paris. Ecole normale supérieure (grande école for training of teachers).
Faculty of Letters, Paris, first degree in literature, second degree.
Member of both Constituent Assemblies, 1945-1946. Deputy for Martinique, 1946, reelected 1951 and 1956, registered member of Communist Group in National Assembly, 1946-1956, then within African and Federalist Group, 1958-1959. Deputy for Martinique, 2nd constituency: Fort-deFrance, 1958, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1986 and 1988, within Socialist Group at National Assembly, since 1974.
Chairman of Martinique Progressive Party. Mayor of Fort-de-France, 1945-1983, 1983 election invalidated by Administrative Tribunal, re-elected 1984. Departmental Councillor for Fort-de-France 4th canton, 195670.
Chairman of Regional Council for Martinique, 1983-1986. Teacher, Fort-de-France High School.
Poetry: Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Les Armes miraculeuses. Et les chiens se taisaient.
Soleil con coupé. Corps perdu. Cadastre, Ferrements, Moi laminaire, 1982.
Essay: Discours sur le colonialisme. Theatre: la Tragédie du roi Christophe, Une saison au Congo, Une tempête.
Spouse Suzanne Roussi, 1937. Children: Jacques, JeanPaul, Francis, Ina, Marc, Michelle.