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African American Women Writers

Marita Golden (1950- ), American novelist, nonfiction writer, literary activist, and educator, has been praised for her perspective on the subjects of race and romantic and familial relationships. She is the author of several novels, including Long Distance Life (1989) and The Edge of Heaven (1998). One of her best-known works is Migrations of the Heart (1983), a memoir based on her youth in Washington DC and her four-year sojourn in Nigeria. Golden has compiled popular anthologies of black woman writers, including Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent (1992). Her activism work led her to cofound the African-American Writers Guild and the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.

Genre: Autobiographies and memoirs; Psychological fiction

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