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 (mär′tĭ-nēk′, -tn-ēk′)
An island and overseas department of France in the Windward Islands of the West Indies. Inhabited first by Arawaks and later by Caribs, the island was visited by Columbus in 1502. It was colonized by French settlers after 1635. Fort-de-France is the capital.

Mar′ti·ni′can adj. & n.
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1. (Placename) of or relating to the Caribbean island of Martinique or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the Caribbean island of Martinique or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Martinique
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1946), the pen name of Andre Pierre-Louis, is a prolific poet and essayist in both French and Martinican Creole.
Then again he recognizes his Blackness, his ethnicity (as Martinican), and the faux imagery that the French attribute to his existence.
(17) Using the example of Frantz Fanon, Mignolo (2009) demonstrates that with the question, 'What does it mean to be a Negro?' the Martinican philosopher is questioning the Western knowledge provided to him about black people ('de-linking' from it or decolonizing it) in order to produce knowledge from the black body itself.
She studied ballet with a Russian emigre and later with the dancer, choreographer, and teacher Ruth Page, in whose La Guiablesse (1934), based on a Martinican legend with an all-black cast, Dunham would make an early triumph.
Frantz Fanon's continued relevance today is easy to document: the writings of the Martinican philosopher, psychiatrist, and social revolutionary continue to be widely anthologized; he is repeatedly referred to as one of the "founding fathers" of postcolonial theory (Edgar and Sedgwick 2002, 69; Gibson 2007, 36; Young 1995, 161); he continues to be cited as an indispensable interlocutor in fields as varied as postcolonial theory, anticolonialism, postmodernism, and psychoanalysis.
lanceolatus, commonly called the Martinique lancehead and Martinican pit viper, is the only endemic snake on Martinique [1, 2].
The concept of Negritude developed by the Martinican Aime Cesaire 1945 and the Senegalese poet and Politician Leopold Sedar Senghor (Senghor 1977) was the most pronounced assertion of the distinctive qualities of Black culture and identity.
Gual y Espana writings from the important cultural studies research currently being produced by US, Latin American, and Caribbean studies scholars such as Hortense Spillers, Paul Gilroy, Michel Rolphe Trouillot, David Scott, Sybille Fischer, Jeffory Clymer, and Holly Jackson, in addition to those cited below, who--following in the anticolonial tradition of Martinican Frantz Fanon, Cuban Roberto Fernandez Retamar, and North American David Brion Davis--, explore the constitutive relationship between racialized slavery and bourgeois republican thought in the Americas.
INDIANITE or Indianness, a term first introduced during the early 1970s by the Martinican researcher, Gilbert Francis Ponaman, is a cultural project that seeks to valorize the East Indian diaspora who came as indentured laborers to the French West Indies during the post-slavery era.
The handful of times that Dumas evoked his "African" ancestry includes both an 1838 letter to the Martinican abolitionist Cyrille Bissette, editor of the Parisian periodical, La Revue des colonies, in which Dumas expressed his anti-slavery sympathy for his "freres de race and friends of color," (9) and the following witty riposte to a man who had interrogated his origins by asking him, "Well, my dear sir, you must be very well versed in negro": "But of course," Dumas reportedly replied, "My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a negro, and my great-grandfather was a monkey.