Sugar Cane Alley
+ African Odysseys panel discussion
La Rue Cases-Nègres
This coming-of-age story, set in Martinique under French colonial rule, received widespread critical acclaim.
Dir Euzhan Palcy
Palcy received widespread critical acclaim for her exploration of life in Martinique under French colonial rule, with its profound critiques of colonialism filtered through a classic coming-of-age story. The bright young Jose must reconcile the opportunities of an elite education with his shanty-town roots and the values he inherited from M’Man Tine, his tenacious, pipe-smoking grandmother who is the centre of his world.
Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.