Through a selection of notations from diaries, poems and photographs of the du monde noir collective, a poetic and oniric survey is generated not only to remember the Afrosurrealist history of the city of Martinique, but also to reaffirm the Black existence as its spinal axe.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica: Brer, or Brother, Rabbit was popularized in the United States in the stories of Joel Chandler Harris (1848–1908). The character’s adventures embody an idea considered to be a universal creation among oppressed peoples—that a small, weak, but ingenious force can overcome a larger, stronger, but dull-witted power. Brer Rabbit continually outsmarts his bigger animal associates, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, and Brer Bear. The Walt Disney Company later adapted this character for its 1946 animated motion picture Song of the South.
Aimé Césaire, “Batouque” en The Collected Poetry, Los Ángeles, CA: University of California Press, 1983, p. 153.