ERIC Number: ED138069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Negritude et Revolution (Negritude and Revolution).
In 1933 in Paris, a new literary movement was born: negritude, a black French-language movement. Its principal figures were Leopold Sedar Senghor, Aime Cesaire, and Leon Damas. The chief features of the movement included: (1) awareness of African cultural history; (2) acceptance of and pride in the black racial identity; (3) a style which combined romanticism and surrealism; and (4) a structure which combined the French language with a rhythm reminiscent of the African drum-beat. This movement reflected the cultural duality of the French-speaking black. (AM)
Descriptors: African Culture, African Literature, Biculturalism, Black Culture, Black Literature, Colonialism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, French, French Literature, Literary Criticism, Literary History, Poetry, Romanticism, Surrealism
Not available separately; see FL 007 842
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (26th, Simon Fraser University, April 17-19, 1975) ; In French