Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Léopold Sédar Senghor tweet poetry

Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906 – 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist and the first president of Senegal. Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Académie française. Before independence, he founded the political party called the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. He is considered one of the most important African intellectuals of the last century.

This extract is from the poem New York (for jazz orchestra: trumpet solo). It is translated from the French.


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