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Negritude - Influences, Philosophy And Practice: Césaire, Philosophy And Practice: Senghor, Bibliography

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An aesthetic and literary movement inaugurated in the 1930s that centers on the creative potential of black consciousness, negritude was one of the premier cultural phenomena of the twentieth century. Curiously, negritude has no originating text as such; it took root and flourished in Paris in the mid-1930s, fed by the writings of two black scholars from the French colonies, Aimé Césaire (b. 1913) of Martinique and Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906–2001) of Senegal. Both of these figures would go on to become major writers, and each would play a leading role in the political life of his respective country of origin. Senghor became the first president of an independent Senegal, and Césaire served simultaneously as mayor of the Martinican capital, Fort-de-France, and as Martinique's representative to the French National Assembly for more than forty-five years.

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almost 6 years ago

African literature can not easily be defined but use the book "criticism and ideology",because even African writers failed to meet a complete conclusion on what is African literature,am in Tanzania taking bachelor of art in literature,check me on my email

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African literature can not easily be defined but use the book "criticism and ideology",because even African writers failed to meet a complete conclusion on what is African literature,am in Tanzania taking bachelor of art in literature,check me on my email

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about 6 years ago

Negritude can be seen as a concept and also as a movement.Aime Cesaire was the first person to use the word--Negritude in his poem Cahier un d'retour du bays natal(Return to My Native Land).

Leopold Senghor was also a follower--or co-propounder of the theory.







CALEB ADOH

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almost 6 years ago

African literature can not easily be defined but use the book "criticism and ideology",because even African writers failed to meet a complete conclusion on what is African literature,am in Tanzania taking bachelor of art in literature,check me on my email