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Title:The relevance of negritude to Senegalese development
Author:Chikwendu, E.E.
Year:1977
Periodical:Umoja: a scholarly journal of Black Studies
Volume:1
Issue:3
Pages:43-58
Language:English
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:Negritude
development
Abstract:Evaluation of negritude as an ideology in its application to the process of development in Senegal. Proponents of negritude seek to synthesise the advantages gained from Westernisation with the traditional values of the majority of the population. However, negritude has been unable to develop beyond an ideology that gives cultural identity and dignity to the African. As an ideology for national development it is inoperable. For negritude to be accepted as a valid ideology for national development, Senghor needs to suspend that aspect of the philosophy that supposedly seeks the civilisation of the universal, for such a philosophy merely justifies Western encroachments into the very fabric of African society. Notes.
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