Google Doodle Celebrating René Maran’s 132nd Birthday – Google Doodle is celebrating French author René Maran’s 132nd birthday on November 5, 2019 with creative doodle.
Google Doodle Celebrating René Maran’s 132nd Birthday | Doodle On René Maran:
Today’s Doodle honors French poet and novelist, and the first black writer to win the French Prix Goncourt (in 1921).
Google Doodle writes René Maran was born on a boat en route from Guyana to Martinique on this day in 1887.
René Maran’s 1921 book Batouala: A True Black Novel, which won the Prix Goncourt, one of France’s highest literary honors.
The book Batouala: A True Black Novel is of life in a Central African village as seen through the eyes of a tribal chief — the powerful work of fiction made René Maran, praised by the likes of Ernest Hemingway.
Google Doodle On René Maran:
René Maran’s went on to work for the French government, serving as an administrator in Oubangui-Chari like his father Héménéglide Maran.
Google doodle concluded René Maran’s successful work inspired to the 1930s movement of francophone intellectuals in the African diaspora.
René Maran’s debut novel criticized racial inequalities in the colonial system, which sparked controversy and criticism. The first black writer to win the French Prix Goncourt, authored for prominent periodicals in France and America—including publications like Opportunity, The Crisis, and Chicago Defender—and wrote several other books of verse, fiction, and memoir including La Maison du Bonheur (poetry, 1909), La Vie Intérieure (poetry, 1912), Le Livre de la Brousse (novel, 1934), Un Homme pareil aux autres (novel, 1947).
Speaking, singing, surprise French (?!) – what isn’t happening at tonight’s Rent Party? 🗣🎶📚 @YolandaWisher & The Afroeaters and poets Cynthia Dewi Oka and afaq put on one amazing show for us inspired by René Maran’s 1921 novel Batouala. pic.twitter.com/VuC7j1raRv
— The Rosenbach (@TheRosenbach) September 26, 2019
@yolandawisher's Rent Party returns next Wednesday 9/25 with the Batouala edition. Inspired by The Rosenbach’s copy of René Maran’s 1921 novel, poets @freedewi & Afaq Mahmoud join Wisher's band The Afroeaters for an electrifying evening. https://t.co/Y2PAbfr86t pic.twitter.com/YBEgSVO973
— The Rosenbach (@TheRosenbach) September 18, 2019
1950 : René Maran et François Mauriac. pic.twitter.com/I5TQ1MdxgD
— Babacar Samba Naudin ★ ★ (@_BABACAR) November 5, 2019