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Negritude       LUcat Search catalogue 29492793X

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A black consciousness movement originating in the 1940s in the prose and poetry of Aimé Césaire of Martinique. It received its specifically philosophical dimension from the varied publications of Senghor, past President of Senegal, who argued, among other things, that African cognition is marked, principally, by an emotional rationality which knows through embrace rather than through the dissection characteristic of Western analytical rationality. This doctrine has had a mixed reception among African intellectuals (The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, 1995)

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