Guadeloupe:Celebrating Chevallier de St-George

Guadeloupe Attitude is happy (Fr) a Guadeloupean school chose to rename itself after local historic figure Joseph Bologne a.k.a. Chevallier de St-George, the child of a white French planter and freed african slave woman who lived in the 18th century and conquered classical composing and military skill in both Europe and Guadeloupe. He also surveys the ways in which Caribbean institutions in Cuba and elsewhere are increasingly recognizing him as a hero.

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  • […] Guadeloupe blogs focused more on local politics and issues of nationhood. Toto M’a Tuer’s pet issue was what he described as corrupt local governance while Convention pour une Guadeloupe (the blog of a political party of the same name) highlighted all dates relevant to the formation of the blog’s obsession: a Guadeloupean nation and national identity distinct from the French. Rotarian Jean-Claude Halley from Guadeloupe Attitude spent more energy on local high art, including the chronicling of the life, music and newfound popularity in France, Guadeloupe and Cuba of historical Guadeloupean figure Chevalier de St-Georges. La Reunion’s very self-aware blogosphere (complete with an aggregator and a local audience) were the topic of Global Voices article Reunion: Actively Blogging. Indeed, prolific local blogger Pierrot Dupuy explained to GV that this French overseas department has more computers per capita than continental France. Alice Backer […]

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