The City of Fort-de-France calls for international project for the realization of a monumental statue in tribute to Aimé Césaire. Aimé Césaire (June 26, 1913 – April 17, 2008) was a writer, poet, playwright and politician of the twentieth century, born in Martinique – French West Indies. He was the mayor of the City of Fort-de-France for 56 years and was one of the founding fathers of the Negritude Movement | Man of the Universal. A monumental statue will be created and located on “La Savane” in Fort-de-France, Martinique, French department located in the Caribbean archipelago, to preserve the memory and work of Aimé Césaire and his struggle for awakening of a sense of identity.
La Savane is a former military parade place now become a walking park. Since the nineteenth century, it is a place of remembrance for the whole population and that of Fort-de-France. The City of Fort-de-France calls for international projects or expressions of interest to design, implement and monitor the installation of the monumental statue as a tribute to this great humanitarian. For submission information (in French), go to http://fortdefrance.forsup.net/XMain/and click on the icon to the right of Conception, realisation et suivi de l"installation d'une statue figurative en hommage a Aime Cesaire.