Aime Cesaire is a popular writer in Benin. Evidence lies in the increasing number of writers and scholars who have been supporting his ideas since the 60s. His books are on secondary school as well as university curricula. He has enjoyed more attention in the 1990s with the advent of democracy and the notable influence of then Head of State N. D. Soglo who is a keen admirer of his political career. Cesaire is held in such an esteem in Benin because he is capable of going beyond his natal Caribbean and willingly express the sad destiny of Africa ever since the great enslavement that was slavery, as well as showing with determination, the ways to development.
Midiohouan, Guy Ossito
"Les fondements littéraires de la réception d’Aimé Césaire au Bénin,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 77
, Article 6.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol77/iss1/6