Saturday, May 14, 2011

40 Most Influential Black Female Authors

To wrap up Women's History Month, put together a gallery of 40 influential black women authors. Some names you may know and others you may not. Their varied backgrounds give way to multi-faceted perspectives.

And the list has Buchi Emecheta, Grace Ogot, Kola Boof, Chika Unigwe, Zadie Smith, Maya Angelou, Nnedi Okorafor, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison (she's ageing gracefully, look at those grey dreads!) and Chimamanda Adichie. The list runs through generations of female's good to see that progression, that energy of women writers taking on writing, a profession that was predominantly male, like many things in the society. I never knew Nikki Giovanni was a woman (dunno why ;), ignorant much)

View the list here

Who else do you think should make that list?

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