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Portrait of Monchoachi
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Monchoachi, a Martinican writer, has published more than a dozen volumes of poetry—in both French and Martinican Creole—as well as three essay collections, over a forty-year career. He has also translated, among other plays, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Waiting for Godot into Martinican Creole. Monchoachi runs Lakouzémi (“the zemi assembly”), a literary review and Antillean cultural organization. He has received the Carbet Caribbean Prize, the Max Jacob Prize, and the International Francophone Studies Council Prize. (updated 10/2021)

AGNI has published the following work:

The Imminences
by Monchoachi
Translated from the French and Martinican Creole by Eric Fishman
AGNI 94 Print Only
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