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Negritude was both a literary and ideological movement led by French-speaking black writers and intellectuals. The term "Negritude" was coined by Aimé Césaire in his Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (1939) and it means, in his words, "The simple recognition of the fact that one is black, the acceptance of this fact and of our destiny as blacks, of our history and culture."

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David Diop 1927- Negritude
Jane Cooper 1924-2007 Negritude
William Meredith 1919-2007 Negritude
Aimé Césaire 1913-2008 Negritude, Surrealism
Jan Heller Levi Negritude