New York: The Viking Press, 1975. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (24cm); patterned paper-covered boards and black cloth backstrip, with titles stamped in bronze and metallic pink on spine; dustjacket; xxxiv,284pp. Ownership signature of Puerto Rican editor, translator, and literary critic Roberto Marquez on upper front endpaper, with a handful of passages marked in text. Binding slightly shaken, light wear to extremities, with a shallow bump to upper edge of front cover; Very Good or better. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $15.00), shelfworn, with several tears and attendant creases, and a faint dampstain affecting lower edge and rear panel (visible only on verso); Very Good only.
Translations of selected works by the Négritude poets, edited and with an introduction by Kennedy. Contents include contributions by Oswald Durand, Massillon Coicou, René Maran, Léon Laleau, Jacques Roumain, Emile Roumer, Charles Pressoir, Guy Tirolien, Paul Niger, Léon Damas, Aimé Césaire, Edouard Glissant, Léopold Sédar Senghor, David Diop, Martial Sinda, and others.