Martinican writer, thinker, poet, Edouard Glissant, died Thursday in Paris.
Glissant was a faculty member at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Born in Sainte-Marie, Martinique, on Sept. 21, 1928, Glissant was among the generation of French Caribbean poets who came to prominence in the 1950s and included the late Aime Cesaire.
Glissant published more than 20 books, including collections of poetry and critical analyses.
For more information in English, see this Repeating Islands post.
For the French announcement, see this Libération post.