Colonialism In Jean Paul Sartre's Notebook Of A Return To The Native Land?

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Aimé Césaire first coined the concept of “Négritude” in the 1947 as approach to change what it means to be from African dissent. During the 1930s and 40s, black writers and philosopher were joining together in France to emphasize their cultural identity. The inspiration of Négritude came from the cultural and artistic explosion of the Harlem Renaissance. African American writers such as Langston Hughes and others laid the foundation for the new black identity. From all these great influences, Aimé Césaire wrote his length poem, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land. This poem emphasizes the theme of a new black identity completely separate from Eurocentric ideas. Also, how blacks need to abandon colonization and it’s history to be completely free. Césaire …show more content…
These social construction created by colonialism has imprisoned people of African dissent and the only way to be truly free is to abandon these ideas and history.
In Aimé Césaire argument, people of African dissent need to create a new identity completely separate from social construction created by Europeans and colonial history. Césaire concept of Négritude is noble in theory, however some can make the argument that is just anti-racist racism. Jean Paul Sartre wrote in this famous essay Orphée Noir, the creation of the word Négritude is only creating more racism in the world. In the journal, Sartre 's Theory of "Anti-Racist Racism" in His Study of Negritude written by W. A. Jeanpierre stated that Césaire concept of Négritude could not help in formatting a new black identity. Sartre believes that society needs to move away from seeing different race and the

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