By Bernard A. Drew

ISBN-10: 0313090440

ISBN-13: 9780313090448

ISBN-10: 1591583225

ISBN-13: 9781591583226

Here is a one cease source, containing a hundred profiles of your favourite modern African American writers, besides entire lists in their works. targeting writers who've made their mark long ago 25 years, this consultant stresses African American writers of renowned and style literature-from Rochelle Alers and Octavia Butler, and Samuel Delaney to Walter Mosley, and Omar Tyree, with a number of vintage literary giants additionally integrated. brief profiles offer an outline of the author's lifestyles and summarize his or her writing accomplishments. Many are observed through black-and-white pictures of the writer. The biographies are by way of an entire record of the author's released works.Where are you able to locate information regarding well known, modern African American authors? sites should be tricky to find and unreliable, rather for the various more moderen authors, and their contents are inconsistent and sometimes erroneous. even supposing there are various reference works on African American writers, the emphasis has a tendency to be on old and literary authors. here is a unmarried quantity containing a hundred profiles of your favourite modern African American writers, in addition to lists in their works. brief profiles offer an outline of the author's lifestyles and summarize his or her writing accomplishments. Many are observed through black-and-white images of the writer. The biographies are by way of a whole record of the author's released works. targeting writers who've made their mark long ago 25 years, this consultant covers African American writers of well known and style literature?€”from Rochelle Alers, Octavia Butler, and Samuel Delaney to Walter Mosley, Omar Tyree, and Zane. a couple of vintage literary giants who're well-liked by modern day readers also are included?€”e.g., Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Richard Wright. Readers who need to know extra approximately their favourite African American authors or locate different books written via these authors, scholars gaining knowledge of AA authors for reviews and papers, and educators looking heritage info for periods in African American literature will locate this advisor beneficial. (High institution and up.)

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Therapist Evelyn has a husband and two children and a suburban world teetering on the edge of debt. And secretary Charmaine is afraid that her husband’s plans to establish his own law practice will bring failure. Where the three women find strength is with each other in a novel hailed for its fresh voice. “The message sent is affirming, the characters believable, the style upbeat and lively,” said Library Journal reviewer Nancy Pearl. Eventually the novel became the basis for a television miniseries.

Then she was an independent small-business consultant. Now, as unlikely as that background might suggest, she’s a writer of fiction and screenplays. And she’s so busy, she uses four pennames! Born Leslie Ann Peterson in West Philadelphia, she graduated from Girls’ High School. She almost didn’t apply to nearby University of Pennsylvania because of the high tuition. But she did apply and ultimately graduated from the Wharton business program in 1980. For several years she worked for Fortune 100 companies including Xerox, Hewlett Packard, and Digital Equipment.

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