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Black Authors born in April

Highlighting authors born in the month of April

These are the famous Black writers who have fearlessly studied cultural stigmas, provided intimate life details, presented new ideas and created impressive fiction through literary works. For their prophetic genius, these men and women have earned Pulitzer Prizes, NAACP awards and even Nobel Prizes, among other honors and their works will be highlighted on their birth months.

       Wangari Maathai  Booker T. Washington  Maya Angelou  Paule Marshall  John G. Jackson  Frank B. Wilderson III  Tony Brown   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  Charles Johnson  August Wilson


Wangari Maathai
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In this groundbreaking work, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement offers a new perspective on the troubles facing Africa today. Too often these challenges are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Wangari Maathai, the a ... Read More about
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Booker T. Washington
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Booker T. Washington (April 18, 1856 - November 14, 1915) was an African American educator, leader, author and orator and was an adviser to several US presidents. He was born into slavery on a plantation in Virginia, remembering "I cannot recall a single instance during my childhood or early boyhood ... Read More about
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Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings capt ... Read More about
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Paule Marshall
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An unforgettable novel, written with pride and anger, with rebellion and tears. -- Herald Tribune Book ReviewPassionate, compelling . . . an impressive accomplishment. -- Saturday ReviewRemarkable for its courage, its color, and its natural control. -- The New YorkerSelina's mother wants to stay in ... Read More about
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John G. Jackson
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Frank B. Wilderson, III
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“Wilderson’s thinking teaches us to believe in the miraculous even as we decry the brutalities out of which miracles emerge”—Fred Moten   Praised as “a trenchant, funny, and unsparing work of memoir and philosophy” (Aaron Robertson,?Literary Hub), Frank B. Wilderson’s Afropessimism arrived at a mome ... Read More about
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In the follow-up to his very successful Black Lies, White Lies, controversial talk-show host and radio commentator Tony Brown presents a practical plan to reclaim our resources and institutions from a selfish and exclusive power elite. At the start of the twentieth century, argues Tony Brown, the w ... Read More about
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
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“Get ready to have your mind blown with this fun book.” — The Washington Post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Offering profiles with fast facts and framed by ... Read More about
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Charles Johnson
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A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Charles Johnson’s National Book Award-winning masterpiece—"a novel in the tradition of Billy Budd and Moby-Dick…heroic in proportion…fiction that hooks the mind" (The New York Times Book Review)—now with a new introduction from Stanley Crouch. Rutherford Calhoun ... Read More about
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August Wilson
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From legendary playwright August Wilson comes the powerful, stunning dramatic bestseller that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. Troy Maxson is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America ... Read More about
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