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African American Women Writers


Novelist Tina McElroy Ansa (1949- ) was born in Macon, Georgia, on November 18, 1949. After graduating from Spelman College (1971), Ansa worked for the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Charlotte Observer. She was a writer-in-residence at Spelman and freelance writer for magazines and newspapers, including Essence, Ms., and The Los Angeles Times. In 1978, she married Jone'e Ansa, a filmmaker. Though she has written in several genres, Ansa is best known for her fiction, which is set in the southern fictional town of Mulberry, Georgia.*

Genre: Love stories; Mainstream fiction; Relationship fiction; Southern fiction

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*Green, T. (2013). Ansa, Tina Mcelroy. In W. D. Samuels, Encyclopedia of American ethnic literature: Encyclopedia of African-American literature (2nd ed.). Facts On File. Credo Reference.

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