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Day Three in Martinique!

Day Three in Martinique!!

Our first intro to creole class with Professor Dispagne. Creole is a rich language with a deep history rooted in French, English, Spanish and African languages. Since there are so many influences on the creole language there isn’t just one version of creole that exists. There is a version of creole spoken in Haiti, a version of spoken in Trinidad, in Guadeloupe, in st. Lucia, in Réunion just to name a few. Just like the people of Martinique, the unique character of creole comes from its diverse roots

''L'histoire de l'humanité est l'histoire de la migration'' Professor Bernabé presented his work on the concept of identity and the formation of identity. According Professor Bernabé, Identity is not something that can be applied to a people/country because that then suggests that identity is stagnant and can't change. A country's identity changes as its people changes so instead of attributing "identity" to a country we should instead be referring to that idea as cultural personality.

”L’histoire de l’humanité est l’histoire de la migration” Professor Bernabé presented his work on the concept of identity and the formation of identity. According Professor Bernabé, Identity is not something that can be applied to a people/country because that then suggests that identity is stagnant and can’t change. A country’s identity changes as its people changes so instead of attributing “identity” to a country we should instead be referring to that idea as cultural personality.

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Day Two in Martinique!

Our early day starts with a trip to the north of Martinique. There are two very distinct climates within the northern region: hot and dry and humid and wet. You can imagine which part we preferred!

Our early day starts with a trip to the north of Martinique. There are two very distinct climates within the northern region: hot and dry and humid and wet. You can imagine which part we preferred!

During our walk through the rainforest we had the chance to sample some delicious coconuts!

During our walk through the rainforest we had the chance to sample some delicious coconuts!

The end of our trip to the rainforest. We truly enjoyed our time there! The contrast between this climate and that of the drier climate is quite amazing.

The end of our trip to the rainforest. We truly enjoyed our time there! The contrast between this climate and that of the drier climate is quite amazing.

Spenser Nehrt ('13) settling in quite nicely with the rainforest. This is the wet and humid part of the northern portion of the island.

Spenser Nehrt (’13) settling in quite nicely with the rainforest. This is the wet and humid part of the northern portion of the island.

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