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Senghor, Léopold Sédar(Encyclopedia)Senghor, Léopold Sédar lôpôld´ sdär´ säNgôr´ [key], 1906–2001, African statesman and poet; president (1960–80) of the Republic of Senegal, b. Joal. The son of a prosperous landowner,...
Wade, Abdoulaye(Encyclopedia)Wade, Abdoulaye äbdool´ wäd [key], 1926–, Senegalese political leader. He studied at several French universities, receiving (1970) a doctorate in law and economics from the Sorbonne, and wa...
négritude(Encyclopedia)négritude ng´rtood, –tyood [key], a literary movement on the part of French-speaking African and Caribbean writers who lived in Paris during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Adherents of négrit...
Damas, Léon(Encyclopedia)Damas, Léon lôN´ dämä´ [key] (Léon-Gentran Damas), 1912–78, French poet, b. French Guiana. With Léopold Senghor and Aimé Césaire he was one of the first adherents of négritude, a cultur...
Césaire, Aimé(Encyclopedia)Césaire, Aimé (Aimé Fernand Césaire)m´ frnäN´ szâr´ [key], 1913–2008, West Indian poet and essayist who wrote in French. After studying in Paris he became concerned with the plight ...
Senegal(Encyclopedia)Senegal sngôl´, sn´gôl [key], officially Republic of Senegal, republic (2015 est. pop. 13,975,000), 76,124 sq mi (197,161 sq km), W Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west...
Francophonie, La(Encyclopedia)Francophonie, La, officially the International Organization of the Francophonie, Fr. Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), an intergovernmental organization of mainly French-speaking n...
African literature(Encyclopedia)African literature, literary works of the African continent. African literature consists of a body of work in different languages and various genres, ranging from oral literature to literature written...
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