Paul Niger (1933-1962), was a poet and political activist from Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. He was born Albert Beville, but Niger's passion for Africa led him to take the pen name of the great African Niger River. His major theme was Africa and the pride that he felt in being a descendant of Africans. According to the Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature, Niger completed secondary studies at the Lycée Carnot in the town of Pointe-à-Pitre. Later on, during World War II, he travelled to Paris to attend the École de la France d’Outre-mer, a school established to train colonial officers. Niger was a supporter of the Négritude, a black consciousness movement founded by Aimé Césaire, Léon-Gontran Damas, and Léopold Senghor (early to mid 1900’s).

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  • Paul Niger, de son vrai nom Albert Béville, est un écrivain, administrateur et militant français né le 21 décembre 1915 à Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) et décédé le 22 juin 1962 dans un accident d'avion à Deshaies (Guadeloupe). (fr)
  • Paul Niger (1933-1962), was a poet and political activist from Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. He was born Albert Beville, but Niger's passion for Africa led him to take the pen name of the great African Niger River. His major theme was Africa and the pride that he felt in being a descendant of Africans. According to the Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature, Niger completed secondary studies at the Lycée Carnot in the town of Pointe-à-Pitre. Later on, during World War II, he travelled to Paris to attend the École de la France d’Outre-mer, a school established to train colonial officers. Niger was a supporter of the Négritude, a black consciousness movement founded by Aimé Césaire, Léon-Gontran Damas, and Léopold Senghor (early to mid 1900’s). Edward A. Jones, publisher of Voices of Negritude (1971), described Niger’s poetry as, “at once violent and tender, like the land of his ancestors”. (en)
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  • Paul Niger, de son vrai nom Albert Béville, est un écrivain, administrateur et militant français né le 21 décembre 1915 à Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) et décédé le 22 juin 1962 dans un accident d'avion à Deshaies (Guadeloupe). (fr)
  • Paul Niger (1933-1962), was a poet and political activist from Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. He was born Albert Beville, but Niger's passion for Africa led him to take the pen name of the great African Niger River. His major theme was Africa and the pride that he felt in being a descendant of Africans. According to the Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature, Niger completed secondary studies at the Lycée Carnot in the town of Pointe-à-Pitre. Later on, during World War II, he travelled to Paris to attend the École de la France d’Outre-mer, a school established to train colonial officers. Niger was a supporter of the Négritude, a black consciousness movement founded by Aimé Césaire, Léon-Gontran Damas, and Léopold Senghor (early to mid 1900’s). (en)
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