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More on Aime Cesaire

Here are five more interesting things about Aime Cesaire:

  • He won a scholarship in 1931 to attend the Lycee Louis-le-Grand in Paris
  • Cesaire married Suzanne Roussi, a Martinican
  • In 1945, he was elected mayor of Fort-de-France, and deputy in the Constituent Assembly on the French Communist Party ticket
  • He founded the Parti Progressiste Martiniquais in 1958 in Fort-de-France after resigning from the French Communist Party
  • Cesaire retired from electoral politics in 1993

Source: Aime Cesaire. Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature. Cambridge University Press, 1997.

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