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Black Women Writers

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Black Women Writers includes fiction, poetry, and essays by black women in Africa, North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Among the authors are Nikki Giovanni, Maryse Condé, Barbara Ransby, Angela Davis, Rhoda Reddock, Margaret Walker, Ama Ata Aidoo, Rosa Guy, Sonia Sanchez, Olive Senior, and Barbara Ransby. Works are in their original languages, although an English translation executed by the original author may be available. Works are reproduced in their entirety and When possible, an image of the original page accompanies the text. The dates of the material range from the 1700s to contemporary pieces.

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • African Studies
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • Comparative Literature

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Women authors, Black.
African literature -- Women authors.
African literature (English) -- Women authors.
Caribbean literature -- Women authors.
Women, Black -- Literary collections.
Women -- Africa -- Literary collections.
African diaspora -- Literary collections.