Édouard  Glissant,

writer, philosopher
Édouard Glissant was born in 1928 on Martinique and died in 2011 in Paris. He has authored various books of poetry and essays and is recognized as one of the most influential figures in Caribbean thought. In 1995, he became Distinguished Professor of French at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. His publications include Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays (1989 [1981]) and Monsieur Toussaint (1981 [1961]).

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