Country:

Martinique

General Presentation:

Gerry L’Etang was born on October 19, 1961 in Fort-de-France, Martinique. His is an anthropologist at the University of the Antilles and Guyane and the author and director of several works on the mark made by India in the Caribbean.

Main works

L’Inde en nous (1989), Présences de l’Inde dans le monde (1994), La grâce, le sacrifice et l’oracle : De l’Inde à la Martinique, les avatars de l’hindouisme (1999). He has also published several works on aesthetics – L’Inde dans les arts de la Guadeloupe et de la Martinique (2004), La peinture en Martinique (2007) [Grand prix du Livre Insulaire and Grand Prix des Iles du Ponant, 2008] –  and on cultural creolisation – Des îles créoles aux sociétés plurielles, Mélanges offerts à Jean Benoist, 2000. In addition to this, he directed a collection of short stories on the wandering phenomenon in Martinique – Drive. L’errance ensorcelée (2009).

@La Médiathèque Caraïbe

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