Tombolo, Sainte-Marie

In the commune of Sainte-Marie, there is a natural wonder unique to Martinique and a global geological rarity. Here, you can only visit the two hillocks of Ilet Sainte-Marie during Carême—the dry season between January and April—when the tide goes out and the seas part to reveal the tombolo, a sandbar connecting the mainland to…

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Carnival in Martinique

Carnival is an outlet where everything is permitted—inversion, derision, inhibition, questioning the rules—cutting into the monotony of daily life. Carnival in Martinique is special—it’s not a spectacle with bleachers, stages, and famous artists flown in to perform. Here, everyone is together and in movement: you can be as much a part of the parade as…

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Marley’s Marathon

With another dark drive to areas in Martinique unknown – this time to Habitation Beaufond in Trois-Ilets – we made our way to the 16th annual Marley’s Marathon, the number one reggae event in Martinique according to the France-Antilles Magazine. Bob Marley was born on February 6th, 1945, and since 1998 Ras Daniel and le…

Maison de la Culture, Trinite, Martinique

On Martinican History

Overseen by Luc Kabile’s acrylic portrait of Frantz Fanon’s iconic gaze of intensity into an unseen expanse, I had the opportunity to learn from another student and colleague of Aimé Césaire present that night. With the collective knowledge of 88 years of life and writing a complete history of Martinique, author and historian Armand Nicolas…

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Le Jardin Créole

Before going to pick up Tom from work in November, he sent me a text along the lines of: “I was at someone’s house and got some plants, I’ll explain later.” I was confused and only became more so when he walked towards our lovely green Opel Astra with plastic bags full of plants. He explained…