Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The African American Female Writer....

It seems as if The African American female writer is taking the world by storm.....

The Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is releasing a new novel in April titled God Help the Child. Based on the number of articles that I have read about this novel, I don't think that I am the only person who is excited about this news.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is definitely setting the world on fire....

Her novels, Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, Americanah, and The Thing Around Your Neck, are referenced a lot in the literary world. Her TED talk is absolutely thought-provoking. And, when I am with people who love books, Adichie's name is sure to be mentioned.

Cynthia Bond

Natalie Baszile

Cynthia Bond and Natalie Baszile have both been touched by The Oprah Winfrey.

Cynthia Bond's novel, Ruby, is Oprah's latest book club selection, and you should hear Oprah go on and on about this novel; I definitely put it on my list.

Natalie Baszil's book, Queen Sugar, is being made into a drama series for the OWN network, and I can't wait to read this book as well.

We all know what can happen to a writer's career after she is touched by Oprah. 

Morowa Yejide

I am currently reading Morowa Yeide's novel titled Time of the LocustYejida was a finalist for the national PEN/Bellwether Prize and is a 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work.

Other African American Female Writers who are buzzing are Attica Locke, Lauren-Francis Sharma, Tayari Jones, Octavia Butler, Edwidge Danticat, Delores Philip, Tananarive Due, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Ayana Mathis, and there are soooo many more out there!

When historians write about this time period, they sho' better include the African American Female Writer!

This Is The Day...Let's Rejoice and Be Glad.


ArchivedProfile said...

Don't you just love when you can use your own author pics!

Toni Morrison will be in NYC in April. I almost bought a train ticket! I most certainly would have if the event was on a Fri, Sat, or Sunday. I need to get to one of her tours. I'm not sure how many more books she will write. This might be the last one!

Jacqueline said...

Yea, it was pretty cool to use my own picture.

Hold tight, Toni is sure to be in DC school, and I can't wait.

I am hoping that she lives to be 110 at least and write at least 10 more books.. Long Live Toni!

Jacqueline said...

I meant Toni will be in DC soon!

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