"Over the last three decades the study of modern and contemporary African art has moved inexorably into the mainstream of art history where it rightfully belongs. Elizabeth Harney's scintillating study of modernism, modernity, the avant-garde, and the African imagination not only contributes to but enlarges the discursive and historiographic borders of the 'new art history.' Her detailed and beautifully written work provides a guiding insight into the centrality of Negritude in any history of modernism. This book is an invaluable resource for all those interested in African art history and its contributions to the history of the modernist avant-garde."-Okwui Enwezor, Artistic Director of Documenta 11 and publisher and founder ofNka: Journal of Contemporary African ArtHarney, Elizabeth is the author of 'In Senghor's Shadow Art, Politics, and the Avant-Garde in Senegal, 1960-1995', published 2004 under ISBN 9780822333951 and ISBN 0822333953.