Reference : 'Maroons'
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[fr] 'nègres marrons'
Pagnoulle, Christine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des langues et littératures modernes > Théorie et prat. de la traduct. de textes littér. angloph. >]
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[en] marroon ; resistance to slavery ; Caribbean ; treaty
[en] In the 17th and 18th centuries slaves rebelled and ran away. Those who made it to the hills of the Caribbean islands were called Marroons. The tradition of independent living has perdured, and has now become part of a critical literary approach.
CEREP (Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Etudes Postcoloniales)

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