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April 21, 2008

France Pays Tribute to Late Poet Aime Cesaire

France paid tribute on Sunday to the poet and statesman Aime Cesaire, a fierce critic of colonialism and a father of the "negritude" movement that celebrated black pride and consciousness.

Cesaire, who died on Thursday at the age of 94 was commemorated at a state funeral in his native Martinique attended by President Nicolas Sarkozy, government ministers and senior figures from the opposition Socialist Party. Continue reading

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