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African American Women Writers

Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999), American poet, critic and novelist, came to prominence with the publication of her second book, The Peacock Poems, in 1975. Her body of work, especially her poetry, is concerned with the language of power relationships between people of different races, economic classes and genders. Thematically and formally, her work is influenced by oral traditions, blues music, black women's struggles and triumphs, and the legacies of economic oppression, including slavery.

Genre: Historical fiction; Relationship fiction

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