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Information About: Black Women Writers

Dates: 1760-current

Subjects: African Diaspora; Africa; Women writers

Description: Targeting 100,000 pages of fiction, poetry, and essays, Black Women Writers brings together, in electronic format for the first time, the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Facing both sexism and racism, these authors have had to create their own identities and movements. This collection documents that effort from its earliest beginnings. Black Women Writers includes works from three continents with a wide range of cultures, thereby offering a finely nuanced perspective of a group facing issues that, taken together, are unique to this literature. Targeted writers come from over 20 countries in Africa, North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Included are rare and previously unpublished materials, such as manuscripts, pamphlets, and historical feminist periodicals.

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