Prelude: Aimé Fernand David Césaire (26 June 1913 – 17 April 2008) was a Francophone and French poet, author and politician from Martinique. He was “one of the founders of the négritude movement in Francophone literature.” He wrote such works as A Tempest, a response to Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and Discourse on Colonialism, an essay describing the strife between the colonizers and the colonized. His works have been translated into many languages.
PROEM: We started from the bottom why are we still here?
PROSE: The movement is VERY much alive, it is still alive today, for divided we have been in order to be conquered. Victorious we are as we rebuild, reconnect, and today we refuse to be divided! Aimé Césaire: we want to thank you for your stance; you saw what you and your contemporaries went through and wrote about what we would have faced: racism. This world was to rebuild to deter us from reaching our dreams but today we reached our fullest potentials. The world’s acme is our pinnacle. We are FREE, you wrote in order to liberate the enslaved in thinking and move the marginalized ones. Our Mind are emancipated and we are holding on to this torch you have passed on… We salute you and Léopold Sédar Senghor for your visions. Liberated minds of Humans who were once called slaves, Natives, or colonized- will these invaders be aware of our UNITY as we spread our innovative pan-African beliefs? Indeed, we are here as one. This cultural expansion is for a better tomorrow and greater good. This is the Gospel of our New Africa.
Post-Script: Léopold Sédar Senghor (9 October 1906 – 20 December 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal (1960–1980). Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Académie française. Before independence, he founded the political party called the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. He is regarded by many as one of the most important African intellectuals of the 20th century.