“Elizabeth Harney’s book In Senghor’s Shadow expands upon the history of postindependence Senegalese art to offer a welcome addition to the growing number of studies on contemporary African art.” — Michelle Huntingford Craig, Art Journal
“It is the sort of study that is increasingly in demand among students of modern art, African art, and postcolonial cultural studies, and also by collectors and critics who are hungry for more of the real details on the art and art worlds of contemporary Africa.” — John Peffer , H-Net Reviews
“The work constitutes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the larger cultural context within which Senegalese visual arts, cinema, and literature are produced and consumed both locally and globally.” — Jeanne Garane , Symploke
"In Senghor's Shadow is an excellent analysis of the relationship between political power and the art world in the postindependence Senegalese context." — Mark D. Delancey I, International Journal of African Historical Studies
"[A] subtle exploration of Senegal's artists, their motivations and their relations to the government's cultural policies. . . . The author has provided us with a satisfying study of one nation's cultural aims and artistic achievements."
— Michael R. (Mike) Mosher , Leonardo Reviews
“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 of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art
“There is no book on any contemporary African art that even comes close to the richness and sophistication of this text.” — Christopher Steiner, author of African Art in Transit