Baraka, Amiri
September 2008
Callaloo;Fall2008, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p981
Academic Journal
The article discusses the meaning of the term "Negritude," which was developed by poet Aimé Césaire. The term was defined by Césaire as the awareness of being black, the simple acknowledgement of a fact which implies acceptance of it, a taking charge of one's destiny as a black man, of one's history and culture. It is noted that the term emphasizes self-knowledge, self-affirmation and the move to liberation. It further examines poet Léopold Sédar Senghor's definition of the term.


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