Chamoiseau, Patrick

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Chamoiseau, Patrick Gender: M
born on 3 December 1953 at 21:25 (= 9:25 PM )
Place Fort-de-France, Martinique, 14n36, 61w05
Timezone AST h4w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
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Patrick Chamoiseau
photo: Ji-Elle, license gfdl


French (born in Martinique) lawyer, sociologist and writer known for his work in the créolité movement.

Créolité is a literary movement first developed in the 1980s by Martinican writers Patrick Chamoiseau, Jean Bernabé and Raphaël Confiant. The trio published Eloge de la créolité (In Praise of Creoleness) in 1989 as a response to the perceived inadequacies of the négritude movement. Créolité, or "creoleness", is a neologism which attempts to describe the cultural and linguistic heterogeneity of the Antilles, and more specifically of the French Caribbean.

Chamoiseau may be considered as one of the most innovative writers. His freeform use of French language — a highly complex yet fluid mixture of constant invention and "creolism" — fuels a poignant and sensuous depiction of Martinique people in particular and humanity at large.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Joined group 1980 (literary movement Créolité)
  • Work : Prize 1992 (Prix Goncourt for novel Texaco)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (EC DG 2793)


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction