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Martinique: Joseph Zobel, Author of Sugar Cane Alley, Dies

Categories: Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, France, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Senegal, Togo, Arts & Culture, Film, History, Literature, Media & Journalism

Le Blog de [Moi] announces (Fr): “Martiniquan writer Joseph Zobe [1]l, author of the novel Rue Cases-Negres [a.k.a Sugar Cane Alley or Black Shack Alley in English] (brought to the big screen [2] by Euzhan Palcy [3]), passed away Saturday [4] (June 17) at the age of 91 (…) in the Gard where he had retired over 30 years ago. His career had taken him from Martinique to France then to Senegal where he worked for 20 years.” France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem bids him farewell [5](Fr) as well. Both bloggers post pictures.