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African American Women Writers

Jesmyn Ward (1977-), American novelist, memoirist, and academic, is known for books set in the fictional Mississippi town of Bois Sauvage ("wild wood" in French). Her work explores such issues as pervasive poverty, racism, family relationships, and teenage pregnancy. Ward has won numerous awards for her fiction, including two National Book Awards.

Genre: Autobiographies and memoirs; Literary fiction; Southern fiction

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