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Guy Tirolien

Guy Tirolien

Guadelopean writer
Guy Tirolien
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Intro Guadelopean writer
Was Poet
From France
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 13 February 1917, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France
Death 3 August 1988, Marie-Galante, Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe, France (aged 71 years)
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Biography

Guy Tirolien (February 13, 1917 - March 8, 1988) was a Guadeloupean poet. He was born in Point-à-Pitre and died at the age of 71 in Marie-Galante.

Biography

Guy Tirolien was born in Point-à-Pitre in Guadelope to Furcie Tirolen and Léontine Alméda Colonneau. He was a part of the Négritude ideological movement. He was also a colonial administrator in Cameroon and Mali, where he met several figures of the Harlem Renaissance. However, he was taken prisoner during World War II. Afterwards, he worked as an international civil servant, representing the UN, notably in Mali and Gabon. He is the grandfather of singer-songwriter Malika Tirolien.

Work

Tirolen is known as the author of "Prière d'un petit enfant nègre" (1943), a poem included in his book "Balles d'or" published by Présence Africaine. The poem is about a black child who does not want to go to the white school. He also wrote "Feuilles vivantes au matin" under the same publisher.

Selected works

  • Balles d'or, published by Présence Africaine in 1961 and 1995
  • Feuilles vivantes au matin, published by Présence Africaine in 1977
  • De Marie-Galante à une poétique afro-antillaise, published by L'Harmattan, collected by Monde Caraïbe


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