Unesco Director General expresses sorrow at the death of Edouard Glissant

The Director General of Unesco, Irina Bokova, expressed her “great sadness” at the news of the death of the Martinican writer, poet and essayist, Edouard Glissant, who died in Paris on 3 February, at the age of 83.
“We have just lost a major figure in Caribbean literature, as well as a socially committed writer,” said the Director General. “The prolific writings he has left us are a homage to métissage and to the concept of Creolisation, which were so close to his heart. Unesco  is also proud to be able to count him as a colleague, since he was Editor in Chief of the Unesco  Courier from 1982 to 1988.”
Unesco  pays homage today to its colleague, Edouard Glissant, great defender of globality, the human face of globalization.

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