Event/CfP: 1st World Festival of Negro Arts: Past and Present (1966-2016), 8-10 November 2016, Dakar, Deadline: 30 August 2016

1st World Festival of Negro Arts: Past and Present(1966-2016),

8-10 November 2016, Dakar

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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1ST WORLD FESTIVAL OF NEGRO ARTS

I – ARGUMENTS

At the invitation of Poet President Leopold Sedar Senghor, from 1 to 24 April 1966, Dakarhosted the 1st World Festival on Negro Arts. This momentous event took place in the wake of the Congress of Black Writers and Artists held in Paris (1956) and in Rome (1959) to highlight the contribution of Black writers to world literature. The event was focused on the defense and illustration of Black Art. In the words of President Senghor, it was meant to “show evidence of the participation of Negritude to the universal civilization through the richness of Black Art. ”

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