Notebook of Return to My Native Land

Notebook of Return to My Native Land

Césaire's famous poem has been described as a 'seminal text in Surrealist, French and Black literatures'.

With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Césaire considered this work a “break into the forbidden,” at once a cry of rebellion and a celebration of black identity.