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Postcolonial Political Theory and the Problem of Foundations

Kohn Margaret and McBride Keally

in Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195399578
eISBN:
9780199894437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399578.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the historical origins of the international political movement that started the process of decolonization in the twentieth century to show why foundational stories are ... More


Frantz Fanon, Postcolonialism and the Ethics of Difference

Azzedine Haddour

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719075230
eISBN:
9781526146779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140814
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Fanon, postcolonialism and the ethics of difference raises a host of crucial questions regarding the relevance of Fanon today: in today’s world, where violence and terror have gone global, what ... More


Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Louise Hardwick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Joseph Zobel (1915-2006) is one of the best-known Francophone Caribbean authors, and is internationally recognized for his novel La Rue Cases-Nègres (1950). Yet very little is known about his other ... More


The “Condition D’immigrés” in Fatou Diome’s the Belly of the Atlantic and the Aesthetics of Migration in the Francophone African Literary Tradition

Christopher Ian Foster

in Conscripts of Migration: Neoliberal Globalization, Nationalism, and the Literature of New African Diasporas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824219
eISBN:
9781496824264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824219.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through an analysis of Fatou Diome’s 2010 novel The Belly of the Atlantic, this chapter rethinks Jacques Chevrier’s definition of migritude, which he describes as a recent cohort of African writers ... More


Nicolás Guillén and Poesia Negra de Expressão Portuguesa (1953)

Lanie Millar

in Transatlantic Studies: Latin America, Iberia, and Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620252
eISBN:
9781789623857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620252.003.0032
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The 1953 poetry notebook Poesia negra de expressão portuguesa [Black Poetry of Portuguese Expression] was first work that brought together negritude poetry from across the Lusophone African world. ... More


Conclusion

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter concludes that Negritude allowed black poets to be full participants of the “aesthetic regime.” This “aesthetic regime” is a lyric regime, and the poetry of Negritude establishes itself ... More


Bergsonism in the Thought of Léopold Sédar Senghor

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Postcolonial Bergson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285839
eISBN:
9780823288823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285839.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role of Bergson’s thought in Léopold Sédar Senghor’s philosophy of Negritude, showing how the distinction between modes of perception made by Bergson is integral to ... More


Kor and Karnival, the Carnal Road of Léon-Gontran Damas ‘Evidence of Things Not Seen’

Kathleen Gyssels

in Locating Guyane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941114
eISBN:
9781789629163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941114.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

While generally forgotten or sidelined in major publications on the movement known as Négritude, Léon-Gontran Damas was quoted to striking effect by the politician Christiane Taubira — herself also ... More


Introduction

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Negritude. Negritude is an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent during the interwar period in ... More


The “Rude Anarchy” of “Black Boys” in Banjo

Gary Edward Holcomb

in Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Claude McKay's second novel of the transnational black queer permanent revolution, Banjo: A Story without a Plot. This chapter aims to expand a critical discussion of McKay's ... More


Rhythm, Music, and Literature in the French Caribbean

Munro Martin

in Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262829
eISBN:
9780520947405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262829.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the literature and on the persistence of rhythm in the literary and intellectual discourse of the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. It discusses how the ... More


Earth, Ecocriticism, and Economics: Diab’-là

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Zobel’s first novel, Diab’-là. The analysis focuses on the incendiary, revolutionary potential of this literary debut, situating it in its original context in the era of ... More


Primitivism and Negritude

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 considers a range of manifestoes and essays that articulate the primitivist project. Anchoring the discussion with Ernst Bloch’s conception of objective and subjective “nonsynchronicity,” ... More


Césaire, Fanon, and Immediacy as a Project

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 is the book’s central literary study. It “slow reads” Frantz Fanon’s epochal essay “The Lived Experience of the Black” as a critical dramatization of Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au ... More


Claude McKay’s Primitivist Narration

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers Claude McKay’s novels Home to Harlem and Banjo as attempts to undertake literary primitivism’s project of immediacy by means of a musical aesthetics. Exploring his relationship ... More


Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Gary Edward Holcomb

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“Sasha” was the code name adopted by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay (1889–1948) to foil investigations of his life and work. Over a period of two decades, the FBI, U.S. State Department, ... More


A Martiniquan Ithaca: Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (1939) is a landmark poem for anticolonialism, spearheaded by the Négritude movement of which he was a founder. It is also one of the first works to ... More


Archives of Afro-Affirmation: Post-Trujillo Journals and Dominican Literary Blackness

Raj Chetty

in Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400387
eISBN:
9781683400653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400387.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Raj Chetty demonstrates that in the period following General Rafael Trujillo's assassination in 1961, literary and cultural journals published works that evidenced engagement with an African diaspora ... More


Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Carrie Noland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book approaches Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent through the means of modernist print culture. Engaging primarily the ... More


Léopold Sédar Senghor Politician and Poet between Hybridity and Solitude

Jane Hiddleston

in Decolonising the Intellectual: Politics, Culture, and Humanism at the End of the French Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380321
eISBN:
9781781381533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380321.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In both his poetry and his political work, Senghor set himself up as a mediator between France and Africa; he dreamt of an ongoing and enriching cultural dialogue between peoples and believed that he ... More


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