"We cannot reach Caribbeanness without interior vision. And interior vision is nothing without the unconditional acceptance of our Creoleness. We declare ourselves Creoles. We declare that Creoleness is the cement of our culture and that it ought to rule the foundations of our Caribbeanness."

"In Praise of Creoleness," by Jean Bernabe, Patrick Chamoiseau, Raphael Confiant Translated by Mohamed B. Taleb Khyar