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African American Women Writers

Shay Youngblood (1951- ) is a novelist, playwright, short-story writer, poet, painter and teacher. She won public recognition with her play, Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery (1988), and is the author of The Big Mama Stories (1989) and the novels Soul Kiss (1997) and Black Girl in Paris (2000). She won the Pushcart Prize for her short story 'Born With Religion' in 1990, and the Kennedy Centre's Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award for her drama Talking Bones in 1993. Much of her writing relates to African American women and their traditional folkways. 

Genre: Coming-of-age stories; Drama; Short stories

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