Born in 1905 in Paris, France he is most known for his work on existentialism.
La Nausée, 1938
Le Mur, 1938
L'Etre et le néant, 1943
are probably his most well-known works in which his theory about existentialism is discussed. Existentialism basically states that each person is an individual first and creates there own morals and values.
One of the originial authors of the negritude movement (African youth movement of being proud of being African--same period of time as the civil rights movement in the United States) and outspoken on his viewpoints of French colonialism in Africa
Une Saison au Congo, 1974
Une Tempete, 1969
Cahier d'un retour au pays natal, 1956
offer an insight into his philosophy and world viewpoint.
Born in Lyon in 1957 to immigrant Algerian parents, he has written several books and is involved in the French government. Some of his works
Le gone du Chaâba, 1986
Béni ou le Paradis privé, 1989
focus on the effects of growing up in marginalized areas of cities where culture and religion play a role in the ability to acculturate into mainstream society.
Born in 1929 in Senegal, she examines feminism from the viewpoint of traditional African culture and ideologies. Her works
Une si longue lettre, 1981
Les chantes éclarates, 1986
La fonction politique des littératures Africaines écrites, 1981
discuss the need to reexamine beliefs that are contrary to the equitable treatment of women both in the home and in society.