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Sapphire (pseudonym of Ramona Lofton, 1950–â•… ) Author of three volumes of poetry and the novel Push (1996), adapted as the film Precious in 2009. Danzy Senna (1970–â•… ) Multiracial author of the novels Caucasia (1998) and Symptomatic (2003) and the memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night: A Personal History (2009). African American Literatureâ•…â•… 35 Ntozake Shange (1948–â•… ) Playwright, poet, novelist, children’s writer, and feminist whose plays include A Photograph: A Study of Cruelty (1977), Spell #7 (1979), The Love Space Demands (1992), and Hydraulics Phat Like Mean (1998).
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