La tragédie du roi Christophe
The Tragedy of King Christophe is the centerpiece of the "tragedy of decolonization" written by Aimé Césaire to remarkably testify a major political act of our time. The Tragedy of King Christophe is a barbaric work (in the best sense of the term) lyrical and necessary. Stating that politics is the modern force of destiny and history is lived politics, Aimé Césaire gives to see the invention of the future, a future rooted. The Haitian adventure of Christophe evokes the collective destiny of the African people today.
To the acute phase of the revolt succeeded that of re-cognition, the establishment of a genuine and freely assumed heritage. This aventure should be that of a builder, architect: Aimé Césaire was able to create a character of great stature and with exceptional vigor and poetic invention. Christophe is a man of Africa. He is the Muntu, the man who participates in the life force (the n'golo) and man of the verb (the nommo). The original text of the play has undergone multiple revisions.