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The Saint-John Perse museum in Pointe--Pitre, Guadeloupe (french west indies) is a well preserved example of colonial creole achitecture. The building is the former residence of the owners of the 'Darboussier' sugar refinery. It was converted to a museum in 1987. The large creole villa hosts a selection of items belonging to Alexis Leger, a french diplomat and writer who used the pseudonym 'Saint-John Perse' to pen some of Guadeloupe's most memorable poetry. Leger was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960.
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