The theme of reconciliation, which Leopold Sedar Senghor discusses in his poetry, is one of the distinguishing elements that characterize his poetic art. It is also one of the characteristics that separate him from his contemporaries who are generally associated with the Negritude movement, particularly on the Francophone African poetic landscape, most especially Birago Diop and David
Reconciliation occurs when there is a a crisis or misunderstanding, or when opinions are divide, usually among individuals or groups of people. Senghor knows that, in a complex and heterogeneous civilization such as ours, there must be disagreements or differences of opinion. He also knows, both as poet and philosophers that “reconciliation” is the only panacea to resolving human conflict, or misunderstanding.
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