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African-American literature is the body of literature produced in the United States by writers of .... Signifying also refers to the way in which African-American " authors read and critique other ... Wheatley was not only the first African American to publish a book, but the first to achieve an international reputation as a writer.

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Phillis Wheatley, the First African American Published Book of Poetry September 1, 1773. Phillis Wheatley was only seven or eight years old when she was ...

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Our list of prominent African-American authors includes Toni Morrison, who has detailed the lives of black characters who struggle with identity amidst racism ...

www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2012/02/18/10-african-american-authors-everyone-should-read

Feb 18, 2012 ... In that spirit, below find ten African-American authors whose works ... though misunderstood, quote, “Bill Clinton is our first black president.

www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/10-black-authors-to-read

What follows is a list of prominent Black authors who have left a mark on the ... the same year she became the first Black woman to have a screenplay produced.

www.theroot.com/discovery-of-1st-black-female-novelist-1790898171

Sep 19, 2013 ... That means, most probably, this is the first novel written by a black ... of the author forever changes the history of African-American literature, ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/jupiter-hammon-first-african-american-writer-poem_n_2697558.html

Feb 16, 2013 ... Firsthand accounts of American slavery are certainly a limited treasure. Any opportunity to read a description of what being subjected to the ...

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Feb 16, 2016 ... Another early African American author was Jupiter Hammon (1711–1806?). Hammon, considered the first published Black writer in America, ...

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Harriet E. Wilson became the first African American novelist of either gender to publish a book in North America on September 5, 1859.

www.famousauthors.org/10-influential-black-authors-you-should-read

Two of his most controversial books were, Native Son (1940) and Black Boy ( 1945). He was the first African-American author whose book (Native Boy) was ...