Patrick Chamoiseau

Born in Martinique, Patrick Chamoiseau is the author of twelve novels, including Texaco, which won the Prix Goncourt and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He has been translated into fourteen languages. He is one of the founding theoreticians of the Créolité movement.

  • Decrepit buildings stand in an abandoned prison
    Camp de la Transportation in French Guiana. Photo: Rodolphe Hammadi In this excerpt from French Guiana: Memory-Traces of the Penal Colony, Chamoiseau explores the possibilities of rewriti...
  • Paris. Gallimard. 2012. ISBN 9782070136186  Rewritings of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe have been numerous, especially among Caribbean writers. Robinson Crusoe presumably landed on the island of To...

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