Tribute to Edouard Glissant: "Everyone is an ecology"
Ten years ago, on February 3, 2011, Edouard Glissant left us.Fishing and profound, his work continues to help us today, in a society facing multiple challenges.Faced with environmental crises, it invites us to mobilize for the climate and the fragility of the earth.Born in 1928 in Martinique, winner of the Renaudot prize at the age of thirty for his first novel "La Lézarde", Glissant leads us to change our gaze, to "think in terms archipelagic ”by paying attention to the peculiarities of the planet.With him, the ecological emergency is part of the awareness of the diversity of relationships, at the heart of what he calls the All-World - a world where human beings humans, animals and landscapes, cultures and spiritualities are in mutual connection.Sensitive to fragile places, which must be protected, his thought of the archipelagos approaches the world through the mosaic of relays, opposed to the vision of a block totalized, continentalized, monolithic.
Sensitive to all forms of life
Rereading Glissant today commits to energy moderation, environmental cooperation and ecological balance.His island phrases initiate an imaginary sensitive to all forms of life and threatened ecosystems: "Give your voice to the duration of the world ”(“ The Antillean Discourse ”); “The horizon is the circularity of all places on the planet” (“Poetics of Relation”); “Act in your place, think with the world” (“Philosophy of Relation”); “Nothing is true, everything is alive” (“Earth, fire, water and winds”).Glissant's ritornelles launch a call that invites everyone to become “united and solitary”.Each region of the world is unique, solitary in irreplaceable difference and singularity to be preserved.Connected to others, without being confused, the place opens onto a network of sharing and exchange, united with the most distant or unknown spaces.
Posted Date: 2021-04-05