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Les articles de la rubrique "Books"
French Guiana has many culinary delights. There is nothing new there. But do you know the history of dizé milé or dry smoking? There is a practical information sheet about each ingredient in the French Guianese culinary tradition, classified by category, with a description, history, uses, and information about technical...
Saturday31 March2012
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All the cliches about French Guiana are there – the large bird-eating spiders in the classrooms, the big new 4x4s, the solitude, and many more besides. Maurine, an “expat” teacher living in French Guiana with her three children tells the story of her daily adventures to the man she loves,...
Saturday31 March2012
By Carmen Dégenétais

Since 2002 the CNRS, the French public research organisation, has worked hard to add to scientific knowledge about French Guiana, in both the natural and human sciences. Its discoveries are presented in this large-format, richly illustrated book that was partly written by the researchers themselves. The general public will finally...
Saturday31 March2012
By Alain Pavé et Gaëlle Fornet

Tooy, a Saramaka captain from Cayenne, evokes all the thoughts, hopes, and imaginings of Surinamese immigrants in French Guiana. But more deeply than that, this book by the famous American anthropologist Richard Price, a specialist in Maroon cultures, is almost an existential work. The tale of Tooy allows him to...
Saturday31 March2012
By Richard Price

There are few books offering such a complete overview of the sea fish of French Guiana. There are information sheets about 363 species enabling the reader to identify the fish in question and know where to find them. An index of scientific and common names means it is easy to...
Saturday31 March2012
By Marc Léopold

“It was a journalist friend who gently convinced me that my experience in Soweto could be of interest to others. This book tells of my love for Africa and what the people there brought me. The wonderful victory of Nelson Mandela came at a very high price. I am convinced...
Saturday31 March2012
By Emmanuel Lafont, Jean Cormier

With the exception of a few taxonomic groups, books for the general public about the fauna and flora of French Guiana are very few despite the riches of the natural heritage. The book "Coquillages et escargots de Guyane" therefore fills a major gap from this point of view. It has been...
Saturday31 March2012
By David Massemin, Dominique Lamy, Jean-pierre Pointier, Olivier Gargominy

Who assassinated the Governor? What secret lies hidden in the mysterious region of Counani? Against the backdrop of a political thriller set in the state of Amapa, this novel explores Brazilian Guiana. Various mythologies overlap in the course of Yann’s quest, a hero looking for the meaning of his existence....
Saturday31 March2012
By Jean-François Le Cornec

What is the price of the gold you buy? Without a doubt, this is the question that this film sets out to answer. Gold mining destroys both the Amazonian forest, one of the last green lungs on the planet, and the men who live there, the Amerindians. An uncompromising documentary...
Saturday31 March2012
By Olivier Weber