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The 100 greatest books ever written by African American women

The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Beloved by Toni Morrison, Ain't I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks - these titles are staples of many literary-enthusiasts' bookshelves. Yet, the powerful and transformative writing of Black women is too often erased from dominant narratives in literary discussion. The ZORA Canon's list of "The 100 greatest books ever written by African American...
The Library of Congress: The Zora Neale Hurston Plays

The Library of Congress presents digital versions of ten plays written by Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) that were deposited at the U.S. Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, and remained unpublished and mostly unproduced until they were rediscovered in 1997. Play titles such as De Turkey and de Law: A Comedy in Three Acts; Lawing and Jawing; and Polk County: A Comedy of Negro Life on a Sawmill...