Writers' biographies are included in this anthology alongside historical and geographical context and discussion questions. Writers include movement founders Léopold Sédar Senghor and Aimé Césaire, as well as:
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About the anthologist: Dr. Peter Thompson holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a master's degree and doctorate degree from Brown University. He is Professor of Foreign Language at Roger Williams University and was director of the Engaged Writers Series at University of New Orleans Press, and now edits Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation.