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African American Women Writers

N. K. Jemisin (1972-), American novelist and psychologist, is known for science fiction and fantasy texts that create elaborate worlds. Although they are set in fictional realms, they examine contemporary social issues, such as climate change, racism, class inequality, and sexism. Jemisin has won major awards from the science fiction community for her work, including the Hugo Award for best novel, a first for an African-American writer. She has also won broader acclaim for her work, including a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes known as a 'genius grant'.

Genre: Apocalyptic fiction; Epic fantasy; Fantasy fiction; Social science fiction

More about N.K. Jemisin at ProQuest One Literature

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