Our lives in their words: These are the 10 best black poets of the 20th Century

Nii Ntreh Oct 10, 2019 at 01:30pm

October 10, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Faces of Black Excellence

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

October 10, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Faces of Black Excellence

Aime Cesaire. Photo Credit: Neweurope.eu

Aime Cesaire

Aime Cesaire coined the term Negritude. It was a 20th-century movement, involving mostly continental and diasporic poets, among other artists.

Negritude was a movement of arts and philosophy aimed at empowering the black consciousness and Cesaire ably championed this cause.

In his seminal Cahier d’Un Retour au Pays Natal (Journal of a Homecoming), the Martinican Cesaire highlights the importance of diasporans reconnecting to Africa.

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