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Olivia Sheringham interviews Patrick Chamoiseau

Olivia Sheringham, who works on the Diaspora and Creolization project for the Oxford Diasporas Programme, conducted this interview as part of her fieldwork in Martinique.

Patrick Chamoiseau is an important Martinican writer and thinker, who is particularly well-known for his role in the creolité movement, a movement that sought to promote the creole – hybrid – identity of the French Antilles. In the interview, Chamoiseau comments on the evolution of the terms creole, creolization and, more pertinently relation, by which he refers to the complex interconnectedness of the contemporary world.

Read the full interview