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African American Women Writers

Tayari Jones (1970- ), American novelist, is best known for An American Marriage (2018), a best-selling novel whose subject is the mass incarceration of black men in the United States. Oprah Winfrey included the novel in her eponymous book club, and Barack Obama listed it as one of the best books he read in 2018. Dubbed a 'bard of the modern South' in 2018 by the Los Angeles Times, Jones writes fiction that spotlights the lives of middle-class black Southerners, particularly women.

Genre: Domestic fiction; Literary fiction; Southern fiction

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