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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - an amazing African writer. Author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and short stories titled: That Thing around Your Neck. If you love African literature, or even if you have never read it before....this is the lady to read!
"The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. The story is about African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s." --- I have read this book, and soon after, watched the movie when it first came out in August of 2011. What a great read, I highly recommend this book, and movie!