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African American women have written their own life experiences as biographers; some have been novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, essayists, social commentators and feminist theorists. Meet more than 20 such women here.

20+ African American Women Writers You Should Know

African American women have been novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, and feminist theorists.

an author on my tbr list: Octavia Butler --- (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she bec

Five Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Octavia Butler (June 1947 - February was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field of science fiction writers.

Maya Angelou  -I've loved her since high school.  Aubrey was almost named Maya because of this lady!!

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of m

Terry McMillian is an African-American writer; her novels are light weight compared to Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.

Terry McMillian is an awesome African-American writer. I have read several of her books and enjoyed them immensely.

"Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise" -- Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, late probably. Love these awesome old school images of women writers and editors.

Award-winning author Ann Petry was the first African American woman writer to attain best seller status in the United States. Though her writings were based in Harlem, Petry’s books were considered part of the Chicago Renaissance. Her themes often surrounded black urban life as a site of hopelessness. Petry’s first and most powerful novel, “The Street” won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, with book sales topping a million copies.

American beauty theme essay checklist American Beauty study guide contains a biography of Sam Mendes, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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“Writers aren’t exactly people … they’re a whole bunch of people trying to be one person.

Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara.

Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alic

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