Dominican Republic

General Presentation

Délia Blanco was born in 1952. She is a writer, poet, essayist and literary critic. With a Doctorate of Literature and Anthropology from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, she spent some time teaching in France. She is now a Professor of Art and Comparative Literature of the Caribbean at the University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Délia is the Caribbean Cultural Affairs Representative for the Dominican Government and particularly sees to the cultural and artistic coordination of the Centre d’Etudes Culturelles et Littéraires de la Francophonie. She takes part in various international symposia and congresses and focuses her research on studying the cultural and aesthetic convergences and divergences of the Francophone Caribbean as well as on comparing the literary and artistic styles of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Her work (articles, poems, essays for example) is published in France as well as several international literary reviews. Délia Blanco was the spearhead behind the organisation of numerous seminars in Latin America on such Francophone writers as Aimé Césaire, Camus and Senghor … and she has translated not only Aimé Césaire's works and Jean Metellus' poems into Spanish but also other poems by Dominican authors (Marcio Veloz Maggiolo, Manuel Rueda) into French. Délia was also part of the official delegation of the Dominican Republic to Montreux (Switzerland) for the Sommet de la Francophonie in 2010 where her country made its official entry as an observing member. She also helped to launch the Centre d’Études Françaises et de la Francophonie in the Dominican Republic. Last March, this time as an art critic, Délia gave a conference on "l’esthétique visuelle artistique dans la Caraïbe francophone" at the Centro Leòn in the city of Santiago.

Select bibliography

  • La carte postale. Editions Florent Massot, 1995.
  • Cuentos negros de una mujer blanca. Orfeon Edition, 1986 (Contes noires d’une femme blanche).
  • Mi tropico escondico. Orfeon Edition, 1981.


Essays (magazine contributions)

  • • Revue Noire
  • • Revolution
  • • Quinzaine littéraire
  • • Letra Grande
  • • Rumbo

@La Médiathèque Caraïbe

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