Question by  MattMoss (27)

Who are some well known black writers?


Answer by  Atticus52 (35)

Ones that I can think of off the top of my head are Maya Angelou, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Frederick Douglass, William Demby, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ernest Gaines, Nella Larsen, Bill Cosby (of course known for acting and stand-up more than for writing).


Answer by  TurtleGirl (75)

This list is just a start: Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, W. e. b. DuBois, Richard Wright, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Children's authors include Mildred Taylor, Walter Dean Myers, Mikki Grimes, and Virginia Hamilton. Political figures, including Malcom X and Martin Luter King Jr., are known for their writings.


Answer by  AnneB91 (611)

Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, is one of the most famous black writers. Others include Walter Mosley, who writes crime fiction and an intriguing genre called afrofuturist science fiction, and Toni Morrison, who wrote "Beloved." These are contemporary authors, but some earlier black writers include Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington.


Answer by  HelpChat (494)

Well known black writers include Frederick Douglas, who wrote the most famous slave narrative ever published. Langston Hughes was a great black poet. Maya Angelou has written about both early and modern experiences of slavery as well as black society. Malcolm X wrote about radical politics with energy and insight.


Answer by  Petalmaker1 (263)

Jupiter Hammon is said to be the first published black writer in America. Black writers seem to love writing poetry best of all. Jupiter's poem is called "An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ with Penitential Cries". Lucy Terry wrote the poem "Bars Fight", but Frederick Douglass wrote his autobiography "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave".


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

There are many black writers who write in all genre. Some of the most famous ones are Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston and Terri McMillan. There is also Toni Morrison and James Baldwin.


Answer by  sc1234 (1319)

There are many well known black writers of all literary genres. Kurt Vonnegut, Langston Hughes, Thomas Sowell and Maya Angelou are all well known.


Answer by  amyturk (199)

Some popular novelists include Alice Walker, Zora Neale Thurston, and Ralph Ellison. Well-known black poets include Cornelius Eady, Maya Angelou, and Elizabeth Alexander.


Answer by  alz (2329)

Maya Angelou is a very well known black writer. She wrote the famour book, I know Why the Caged Bird Sings.


Answer by  SuchetaMalikGambhir (234)

Here are some well known Black writers: James Baldwin Bill Crosby Toni Morrison David Bradley Ishmael Reed Anne Spencer Quincy Troupe Alice Walker Roy Glenn Earnest Gaines

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