New York: Atheneum, 1969. Hardcover. viii, 300p., very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped, slightly edgeworn dj.
Senghor, the former Senegalese President, cofounded the Negritude movement in Paris in the 1930s. The movement tried to establish a Black identity in the face of western colonialism, imbuing it with a socialist politics that the founders saw as the political component of establishing that identity. The movement had enormous influence among peoples of African descent, particularly in the cultural sphere. See JoAnne Cornwell's article in The Oxford Companion to African American Literature (New York, 1997), pp. 531-2.