When nothing revolted the poet Michel Leiris more than colonial injustice

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Michel Leiris (1901-1990) was a writer, poet, ethnologist but also art critic.

In this archive, he goes back on his trajectory as an ethnologist and a poet, as well as on the importance of the famous Dakar-Djibouti ethnography mission, led under the direction of Marcel Griaule between 1931 and 1933 and from which he drew the delivered Ghost Africa.

Also to be found in this program:

> an interview around the question ” Should the streets bearing the names of colonialists or slave traders be renamed? “While statues are toppled in many cities, we receive Shopping Cart Diallo, founding director ofMemories and Sharing association, which has campaigned for years on these issues, in Bordeaux, but also on all the Atlantic coast, as well as in Senegal.

And the column: “It’s class” with Déborah, devoted to the new dossier “The French of the university” on RFI Savoirs.



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