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African American Women Writers

Ann Petry (1908-1997), American novelist, short fiction writer, journalist, and biographer, is remembered for her depictions of life among the African American communities of New England. Her 1946 novel The Street was the first novel by an African American woman to sell more than one million copies.

Genre: Biographies; Historical fiction; Literary fiction; Urban fiction

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