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African American Women Writers

Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King, released by Graywolf Press in September, 2018. Her memoir, The Dragons, The Giant, The Women was also released with Graywolf on June 2, 2020. She is the recipient of the 2019 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction. Moore is the founder of One Moore Book, a non-profit organization that creates and distributes culturally relevant books for underrepresented readers. Her first bookstore opened in Monrovia, Liberia in 2015.Her writing can be found in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, The Atlantic Magazine and other publications.  She has been featured in The Economist Magazine, NPR and Vogue Magazine, among others, for her work in advocacy for diverse children’s literature. She’s a graduate of Howard University, University of Southern California and Columbia University. She lives in New York.*

Genre: Afrofantasy; Autobiographies and memoirs; Historical fiction; Literary fiction; Magical realism

More about Wayétu Moore at ProQuest One Literature


*“About.” Wayétu Moore, Accessed 8 February 2022.

By Wayétu Moore