Prof. Cheikh Ndiaye
Union College Department of Modern Languages
Negritude Movement: Point of Departure in Black and Afro-Caribbean Literatures
This introductory course examines the Negritude movement, a
significant point of departure in Black African and Afro-Caribbean Literatures.
Thus, it refers to the Black diaspora in France in the thirties with a focus on
the most illustrative literary productions. We will examine a variety of
literary works that stress local cultures in reaction to the French colonial
policy of assimilation. We'll consider Aime Cesaire, Leon Damas, Leopold
Senghor, Birago Diop, and Frantz Fanon to better illustrate how these novelists,
poets, and theoreticians represent strong references with regards to the
literature of de-colonization in the fifties and sixties, and that of
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