June 2012
Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics 4th Edition;6/2/2012, p926
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Information about Negritude, an aesthetic and literary movement in the 1930s, is presented. Led by the writings of two black scholars from Aimé Césaire of Martinique and Léopold Sédar Senghor of Senegal, the movement centers on black consciousness and black creativity. Negritude had both a cultural and a political dimension and gained international recognition as a literary movement.


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