By Carol Kort
Via poetry, essays, biographies, and enhancing, American girls have had an extended and demanding impression at the artwork of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 girls, between them poets, essayists, newshounds, editors, novelists, memoirists, and various different different types of writers.
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Her marriage to Make fell apart, and in 1962 she and Guy moved to “the real Africa”—Ghana. There she taught journalism and 11 Angelou, Maya dance at the University of Ghana and wrote for various publications. “I loved Ghana,” she said at an interview in 1974. ” Nonetheless, she realized that she was an American, and after four years she felt it was time for her to leave Africa. Angelou returned to the United States to resume her work in theater and to write a 10-part television series about African inﬂuences on American life.
While in Paris, Barnes had several romances, including a long-term relationship with Thelma Wood, an American artist on whom Barnes based one of the central characters in Nightwood. Combining comedy with horror, and reality with fantasy, this early gothic novel explored the themes of sexuality, alienation, obsessive relationships, and human and animal behavior. ” While Nightwood, with its gloomy gothic elements, was considered by some critics to be bizarre and even grotesque, others recognized Barnes as a gifted and original writer, and a master at dreamlike language.
In both books, the heroic ﬁgures are mostly strong, sensible black women who become active members of their community. Although Bambara writes about humiliation, rage, and despair, she also infuses her characters with compassion, warmth, and humor. “Laughter is the most sure-ﬁre healant I know,” Bambara said in an essay. The Salt Eaters (1980), Bambara’s ﬁrst novel, which won the American Book Award in 1981, begins as a journal entry and goes on to explore the complex relationship between two diﬀerent black women from very diﬀerent backgrounds and situations who are brought together and ultimately united by a tragic event.