Glissant, Edouard

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Glissant, Edouard Gender: M
born on 21 September 1928 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Sainte-Marie, Martinique, 14n47, 61w0
Timezone AST h4w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°44' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 27°23 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 05°30'


Writer, poet and literary critic from Martinique. Glissant is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in Caribbean thought and cultural commentary.

Glissant left Martinique in 1946 for Paris, where he received his PhD, having studied ethnography at the Musée de l'Homme and History and philosophy at the Sorbonne.

He returned to Martinique in 1965 and founded the Institut Martiniquais d'études, as well as Acoma, a social sciences publication. In January 2006, Édouard Glissant was asked by Jacques Chirac to take on the presidency of a new cultural centre devoted to the history of slave trade.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Joined group 1959 (founded with Paul Niger: Front Antillo-Guyanais pour l'Autonomie party)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1965 (founded Institut Martiniquais d'études)
  • Work : New Career 2006 (presidency of centre for history of slave trade)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (slave trade)
  • Vocation : Education : Other Education (history/philosophy)
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology (ethnography)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction