René Maran (1887-1960), the first black Goncourt
René Maran is a writer, literary and radio journalist, born in Martinique to Guyanese parents. He is the first black Goncourt with his work " Beasts of the Bush ". This romantic work shows the sometimes difficult relationships between blacks and whites through these short stories whose main characters are the animals of the savannah.
He draws inspiration from his career as an administrator of the Colonies in Africa for his novels, in which he shows the sometimes difficult relationships between blacks and whites, in particular the weight of racism imposed by colonial institutions. He is also an excellent animal writer, who denounces the cruelty of men towards animals.