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From Overseas Territory to Member State: Constitution and Conflict, 1958

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter begins by considering Léopold Sédar Senghor's argument that French West Africans should unite in a “primary federation” that would in turn be part of a confederation of equal nations, ... More


Senghor’s Grammatology: The Political Imaginaries of Writing African Languages

Tobias Warner

in The Tongue-Tied Imagination: Decolonizing Literary Modernity in Senegal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284634
eISBN:
9780823286300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284634.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the 1950s, linguistic research became privileged terrain for articulating political and aesthetic visions in soon-to-be independent Senegal. The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegal’s eventual ... More


Sites of Erasure: Black Prisoners and the Poetry of Léopold Sédar Senghor

Donald Martin Carter

in Navigating the African Diaspora: The Anthropology of Invisibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647774
eISBN:
9781452945927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647774.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the life and works of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the former president of Senegal. Senghor’s poetry allows for a rare glimpse of the life of a colonial soldier through his experiences ... More


Léopold Sédar Senghor: Race, Language, Empire

David Murphy (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Léopold Sédar Senghor is a poet and theorist who also served as president of Senegal. He is the author most closely associated with Negritude, a Francophone literary movement that emerged at a time ... More


Leaving the South: Frantz Fanon, Modern Jazz and the Rejection of Négritude

Jeremy F. Lane

in American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200.008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Frantz Fanon's interest in jazz music, a prominent manifestation of creolized American culture. It argues that Fanon's biographer David Macey misunderstands and underestimates ... More


Situating Frantz Fanon’s Account of Black Experience

Robert Bernasconi

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Frantz Fanon’s existential phenomenological analysis of racism as a system. In 1952, Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks, which became the defining text of what today is called the ... More


Secular Emergence in Senegal: Laïcité in Translation

David T. Buckley

in Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How did Senegal arrive at the twin tolerations after independence from French colonial rule? This chapter the existence of benevolent secularism in Senegal’s post-World War II founding documents, and ... More


La Sorbonne

Ruth Bush

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This essay demonstrates the need to unpack the colonial and postcolonial history of the Sorbonne in order to better understand this institution’s symbolic meanings and in turn their epistemic ... More


The Fetish of Textuality: David Boilat’s Notebooks and the Making of a Literary Past

Tobias Warner

in The Tongue-Tied Imagination: Decolonizing Literary Modernity in Senegal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284634
eISBN:
9780823286300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284634.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sketches the beginnings of literary modernity in Senegal through an analysis of a remarkable nineteenth-century collection of textual artifacts.This collection includes a multilingual ... More


Expansion Plans: Asymmetries of Pan-African Power

Jonathan Fenderson

in Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter recounts the international organizing efforts of Hoyt Fuller and the ways Black Arts activists understood their work as part of a larger Pan-African project. Spanning an explosive decade ... More


Twentieth-Century Measures

Vincent Barletta

in Rhythm: Form and Dispossession

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226685731
eISBN:
9780226685908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685908.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The early twentieth century witnessed a kind of renaissance of rhythm theory. Already in the nineteenth century, Friedrich Nietzsche and others had offered ideas of rhythm that took up, to varying ... More


A Secular Age and the World of Islam

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the philosophical foundations of the Senghor/Dia Spiritualist socialism project of Senegal, which exemplifies a version of secularism and Sufism that adheres laïcité, the ... More


Rhythm: Form and Dispossession

Vincent Barletta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226685731
eISBN:
9780226685908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is rhythm? In most critical work, it seems to require no definition; it passes as self-evident, at least in terms of its generic features. When we turn to rhythm, we tend to examine different ... More


Literary Prestige

Claire Ducournau

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Literary recognition comprises a good part of the fourth volume of Les Lieux de mémoire, published in 1986. This essay proposes a postcolonial revisiting of literary institutions such as the Académie ... More


Living Diaspora in Haiti and Senegal

Joanna Dee Das

in Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190264871
eISBN:
9780190264901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264871.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

“Living Diaspora in Haiti and Senegal” analyzes Dunham’s years spent living in those two nations as an investigation into fashioning a diasporic life. In 1949, Dunham purchased Habitation Leclerc, an ... More


Aimé Césaire and Francophone Postcolonial Thought

Mary Gallagher (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born in 1913 in Martinique, Aimé Césaire was drawn to Europe as a young man. He enrolled at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris in 1932 and at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) three years later. ... More


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