Gerty Dambury © Emir SRKALOVIC

Gerty Dambury

Gerty Dambury, Caribbean author, was born in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). Playwright, she also publishes poetry. She studied African American literature and theater: her essay on the history of the first theater opened by blacks in New York in 1821, Le rêve de William Alexander Brown won the 2015 Carbet Prize for Literature and of Tout-Monde. Her latest play, La radio des bonne nouvelles (2018), gives voice to little-known or forgotten female activists, she has also published two novels: Les Rétifs, which deals with the events of May 1967 in Guadeloupe, was published in English by The Feminist Press; The Serenade in Poinsettia is her second novel. For L’Arche publishing house, she translated Audre Lorde’s poems, The Black Unicorn, published in October 2021. Early feminist activist within the Black Women Coordination in the mid-1970s , Gerty Dambury is also active in the Décoloniser les Arts collective, of which she is one of the founders.