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African American Women Writers

Sonia Sanchez (1934- ), American poet, playwright, children's author and activist, has dedicated her career to promoting empowerment and creative freedom within the African-American community. Sanchez is associated with the Black Arts Movement, a group that emerged in 1965 with the aim of encouraging African-American writers, artists and thinkers to assert control over the production and distribution of their work. Themes of resistance and liberation dominate Sanchez's writings, and her verse style is marked by its forcefulness, its accurate portrayal of urban slang, and its compassion. Widely acclaimed by both critics and readers, Sanchez is recognised as one of the leading female African-American voices of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Genre: Poetry

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