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Negritude Agonistes and The Beggar’s Pursuit

Negritude Agonistes, Assimilation against Nationalism in the French-speaking Caribbean and Guyane
The Beggars Pursuit Did you know that Christian Filostrat linked his nonfiction title, Negritude Agonistes, Assimilation against Nationalism in the French-speaking Caribbean and Guyane, with his novel, The Beggars’ Pursuit? The connection has to do with the activities of the negritude proponents, Aimé Césaire, Léon Damas, and Leopold Sédar Senghor, when they were students in Paris, circa 1936. By the way, The Beggars’ Pursuit is a political thriller with a clever plot.

  1. literarychick
    June 23rd, 2009 at 01:00 | #1

    Chike “Chike” wrote a review of Negritude Agonsistes on Amazon.com. You should read it to see why Filostrat’s work is so important. Here is the link. http://www.amazon.com/review/R341VOOAGWWZR. If you are a serious scholar of caribbean and black studies you need this book.

    By the way, I like your blog design.

  2. J.S.
    June 24th, 2009 at 23:29 | #2

    You can save the most if you buy Negritude Agonistes at the publishers Web store, instead of at Amazon.com. If you use the coupon code, the hardcover is only $32.50. The paperback is $21.60 with the discount. This is the link to the store: http://ahlpub.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=AHLPS. It is easy to find the book because you can click the cover. Christian Filostrat’s Beggar’s Pursuit has a BOGO with Negritude.

  3. December 11th, 2009 at 19:22 | #3

    I highly enjoyed reading this article, keep on posting such interesting stuff!

  4. January 27th, 2010 at 17:23 | #4

    We will post more. Chris Miller from Yale University has cited Filostrat and Negritude Agonistes in a recent lecture at Indiana University called The Revised Birth of Negritude: Communist Revolution and “the Immanent Negro” in 1935. Here is a link to the flyer about the event on the University Web site http://www.indiana.edu/~frithome/news/lecture-miller.pdf and AHLP’s Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~frithome/news/lecture-miller.pdf.

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