Nouvelles d'Amazonie de son histoire et de tous ses habitants.

Gamebook : fun before video games !

28 Dec 2022 1 minute read 0 comments OlivierM

By accident (shopping at the supermarket), i saw today a shelf of free books left by people to be picket up. Then i found an ancien book that i forgot existed : La Forteresse d'Alamuth (The Alamuth Fortress) edited in 1986 ! This is a kind of disapp...

Christam ham is coming !

23 Nov 2022 1 minute read 1 comment OlivierM

It's never too soon thinking about Christmas meal ! In french Guyana, one of our traditionnal christam dish is the Christam ham. I's a heritage from the european colonization but here mixed with a sweety slaty taste ! Some people say that you must be...

A cry against colonialism : Batouala by René Maran (1921)

21 Nov 2022 1 minute read 0 comments OlivierM

René Maran was a novelist. He was black. He came from the colony of french Guyana. My region. René Maran is one of our greatest guyanese pride but he is also widely misunderstanded in his own country. And it's a shame. Because he was the first black...

Musk's buyout : the end of Twitter ?

18 Nov 2022 1 minute read 0 comments OlivierM

The recent events around the buyout by Elon Musk bring many questions. What is the future of this iconic but weakened company ? A little flashback can help to understand the story. All may have began in 2017 with … a tweet !   Nothing happens until...

Precusor of science fiction literature : René Barjavel

14 Nov 2022 1 minute read 2 comments OlivierM

  Hello ! I am reading a lot this month and i have rediscovered in my library some books written by one of my favorite author : René Barjavel. So here is a reading suggestion of 3 books i have very much apprecied !   La charrette bleue (1980, The blu...

Viper in the fist : a great satirical novel

11 Nov 2022 1 minute read 0 comments OlivierM

Hello ! If you're curious about french literature and about immoral stories, i suggest a short novel i have just finished to read : Viper in the fist (Vipère au poing in french). It was written by Hervé Bazin in 1948. The story is nearly autobiograp...

Amazonian traditionnal basketry

8 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments OlivierM

Hello !  I want to make you discover my favorite arts and crafts from Guyane : the basketry ! Basketry is a very old knowledge all over the world, each region got her self style of work. In French Guyane, this knowledge is still very present in our...

TOP 10 / People i hate the most

1 Oct 2022 1 minute read 2 comments OlivierM

Because they got power,  Because they are total parasites, Here are the 10 living people i hate the most : Vladimir Putin (you already know)   Richard Branson (total shit with your space tourism)   Kim Kardashian (an insult to 200 years of feminism...

Penal Colony of French Guyana (1852-1946)

30 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments OlivierM

Today, i will discover one of the darkest face of Guyanese colonial history.  When this small region of south American was hell on earth for the convicts brought from France. For almost one century (1852-1946), the colony of Guyana has been used to e...

Ladies of boxing

24 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments OlivierM

Hello, Women boxing can be a fight against prejudices too. Here's some portrait of women who can box and be socially engaged.   Mia St John : retired american boxer of mexican origin. She was the face of women boxing during the 2000s and had a great...