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Southern Women Writers Conference 2009: Thulani Davis

"Many Souths: Remembering, Sustaining, Creating."

About the Author

Thulani Davis is a writer and interdisciplinary artist who works in a wide range of forms including journalism, fiction, poetry and spoken word, memoir, drama, and the opera libretto.  Among her works are 1959 (1992) and My Confederate Kinfolk:  A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots (2006). 

Davis penned the librettos for the operas Amistad, which enjoyed a successful run at the 2008 Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and X:  The Life and Times of Malcolm X.  She strives as well to incorporate Buddhist practice into her work.  Davis currently teaches playwriting at New York University.

Books by Thulani Davis

1959:  A Novel
Call Number:  PS3554.A93779 A615 2001
Location:  Circulating Collection -- 2nd Floor Memorial Library


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My Confederate Kinfolk:  A 20th Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots
ISBN  978-0465015740

The Maker of Saints
ISBN  978-0140267358

Everybody's Ruby:  The Story of a Murder in Florida:  A Play
ISBN  978-0802139054