Frases de Aimé Césaire
Fecha de nacimiento: 26. Junio 1913
Fecha de muerte: 17. Abril 2008
Aimé Fernand David Césaire fue un poeta y político martiniqués. Fue el ideólogo del concepto de la negritud y su obra ha estado marcada por la defensa de sus raíces africanas.
Nacido en una familia de seis hijos, su padre era profesor y su madre costurera. Su abuelo había sido el primer profesor negro de Martinica y su abuela, en oposición a muchas de las mujeres de su generación, sabía leer y escribir y enseñó a hacerlo a sus nietos desde muy jóvenes.
Frases Aimé Césaire
— Aimé Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land
„First we must study how colonization works to decivilize the colonizer, to brutalize him in the true sense of the word, to degrade him, to awaken him to buried instincts, to covetousness, violence, race hatred, and moral relativism; and we must show that each time a head is cut off or an eye put out in Vietnam and in France they accept the fact, each time a little girl is raped and in France they accept the fact, each time a Madagascan is tortured and in France they accept the fact, civilization acquires another dead weight, a universal regression takes place, a gangrene sets in, a center of infection begins to spread; and that at the end of all these treaties that have been violated, all these lies that have been propagated, all these punitive expeditions that have been tolerated, all these prisoners who have been tied up and interrogated, all these patriots who have been tortured, at the end of all the racial pride that has been encouraged, all the boastfulness that has been displayed, a poison has been instilled into the veins of Europe and, slowly but surely, the continent proceeds toward savagery.“
— Aimé Césaire
„And then one fine day the bourgeoisie is awakened by a terrific reverse shock: the gestapos are busy, the prisons fill up, the torturers around the racks invent, refine, discuss.People are surprised, they become indignant. They say: “How strange! But never mind — it’s Nazism, it will pass!” And they wait, and they hope; and they hide the truth from themselves, that it is barbarism, but the supreme barbarism, the crowning barbarism that sums up all the daily barbarisms; that it is Nazism, yes, but that before they were its victims, they were its accomplices; that they tolerated that Nazism before it was inflicted on them, that they absolved it, shut their eyes to it, legitimized it, because, until then, it had been applied only to non-European peoples; that they have cultivated that Nazism, that they are responsible for it.“
— Aimé Césaire