Item #32504 Poems of Léopold Sédar Senghor. Léopold Sédar Senghor.
Poems of Léopold Sédar Senghor.
(Black Lives)

Poems of Léopold Sédar Senghor.

Jones, Lois Mailou (illus.)

(N.p.): Limited Editions Club, (1996). Folio. (24)ff. One of 300 copies. Signed by the author and artist. Illustrated with five paintings by Lois Mailou Jones, including a frontispiece portrait of Senghor. Born in then-French West Africa, Léopold Senghor devoted his life to activism and poetry; in 1960 he was elected the first president of Senegal, and, in both political and literary spheres, he represented the expression of the Black African experience. Lois Mailou Jones likewise adopted an expressionist style to convey complexities of Black emotion and culture in the United States, and here her work and Senghor's together powerfully illuminate Black transatlantic realities. Jones's paintings were converted to silkscreen prints by the Heinrici Studio. The poetry was translated by John Reed and Clive Wake. Typography designed and set by Dan Carr at the Golgonooza Letter Foundry, and printed by Dan Keleher at the Wild Carrot Press. Bound in royal purple linen by Carol Joyce of Academy Bindery. Fine in black cloth clamshell box. Item #32504

Price: $1,350.00

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