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French West Indies:

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archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean.
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In common with many French West Indian writers,(20) it is to the runaway slave and the whole phenomenon of marronnage that Chamoiseau looks for his historical prototype of opposition to "the system." Chamoiseau's presentation of marronnage is clearly influenced by Edouard Glissant's treatment of the theme, but at the same time departs from it at certain critical points.
In this respect, Glissant's recent fictional practice represents the opening up of the French West Indian novel to Latin American and, more broadly still, a New world engagement of the novelist with his times.
The Rhondda light-heavyweight, who looked good in outpointing awkward French West Indian Valery Odin on the recent Maesteg card, is still waiting to find out his opponent, although it could well be an import from Eastern Europe.
RHONDDA light-heavyweight Chris Davies impressed most watchers in outscoring granite-chinned French West Indian Valery Odin at Maesteg last weekend - but not former Commonwealth champion Nicky Piper.
RHONDDA lightheavyweight Chris Davies re-established his position among Britain's top boxers in the division with a convincing six-round points win over London-based French West Indian Valery Odin on the undercard of Saturday's show in Maesteg, writes Gareth Jones.
The Rhondda light-heavyweight faces French West Indian Valery Odin on tonight's Maesteg undercard.
Davies, still hoping for a British title shot, takes on Valery Odin, the London-based French West Indian who upset Mountain Ash prospect King on the Joe Calzaghe undercard at Cardiff Castle in August.
Mountain Ash light-heavy Nathan King struggled against unorthodox Valery Odin, a London-based French West Indian, and was floored in the fifth on the way to a 59-55 points defeat.
Mountain Ash lightheavyweight Nathan King, another 21-yearold, with six wins after a debut loss to Tony Oakey - now the WBU champion - may struggle to look good against French West Indian Valery Odin, whose style is unorthodox.
Newbridge pair Gavin Rees and Bradley Pryce meet Russian Sergei Andreichikov and Londoner Ted Bami respectively, while light-heavy Nathan King faces French West Indian Valery Odin and Swansea cruiser Enzo Maccarinelli bids to improve on last time's points victory over Hull's Tony Booth.
There's a tricky task for Mountain Ash light-heavy Nathan King - he meets the bewilderingly unorthodox French West Indian, Valery Odin.
South African Ruben Groenewald goes in with Brighton's ringwise Leigh Wicks, and French West Indian Valery Odin tackles Brummie southpaw Wayne Elcock in a clash of unbeaten youngsters to complete an attractive eight-fight bill.