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African American Women Writers

June Jordan (1936-2002), American poet, children's author, prose writer and educator, dedicated her career to exploring the relationship between social justice and art as it relates to the African-American experience. Her verse style is typically described as straightforward and casual, capable of evoking powerful emotional states through its use of everyday speech. For Jordan, art played a crucial role in transforming social and cultural conditions in African-American communities. A prolific and versatile author, Jordan published widely throughout her career, producing numerous poetry collections, children's fiction and non-fiction, essays, autobiographical writings and plays.

Genre: Autobiographies and memoirs; Poetry

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