Writers of African Origin


Writers of African Origin

This group is open to everyone, and will focus on writing and writers of African origin.

Location: #Identity
Members: 162
Latest Activity: on Friday

Hello everyone! My name is Solange, I created this group a while back, and have been away for a while, had 2 kids in the meantime, and I missed this place sooo much! So I'm back, love what is being said here. I would also like to offer my own blog on global women at http://keurawa.com, if anyone would like to stop by and offer a soul bite...I can't wait to finish reading everyone in this group.

Discussion Forum

Reaching Historians of African History

Started by Jacqueline Malcolm. Last reply by sara selznick Jun 12, 2013. 7 Replies

Any advice or pointers?? I've just signed a 3-book contract for a trilogy of novels called SLAVE: The Trilogy and I would LOVE to have my work reviewed and endorsed by some key prominent historians…Continue

Tags: Endorsements, African, Historians

Question: Can't black folks be happy?

Started by Zetta Brown. Last reply by Bwandungi Mugarura May 9, 2013. 64 Replies

I just turned in a book review that's coming out next month, and although it was an excellent book, the ending left me cold.OK, so maybe I'm not the biggest fan of "urban" fiction, but is it…Continue

Hello - My name is Sola Olu

Started by Sola Olu. Last reply by Kimberly R. Perdue-Sims Feb 21, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi I'm new to the group and just published my first memoir -The Summer Called Angelwww.solaolu.comContinue

Black is Black?

Started by Dianne Baines. Last reply by Nordette Adams Oct 12, 2012. 34 Replies

       Hello Ladies (and of course any gentlemen), I would like to pose a question that stops me from starting a writing project that I am particularly interested in. Ever since I can remember I have…Continue

Tags: family, writing, colour

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Comment by Urenna Sander on January 11, 2014 at 11:57am


My name is Urenna Sander. I am very happy to join your group.

Comment by JMcManus on September 21, 2013 at 7:06pm

Thanks Sara!

Comment by sara selznick on September 21, 2013 at 4:24pm

Love the video, J, Talee is a charming kid. Thanks for letting us see it. 


Comment by JMcManus on September 21, 2013 at 1:45pm

Comment by sara selznick on September 7, 2013 at 6:42am
You know, I think there is probably no way, as a white author, to defend myself against these charges, apart from people reading the finished manuscript.

I just wonder--in a work of art that is a comparison of cultures, an exploration of the world between cultures, finding parallels among the experiences, does only one culture "own" the right to create such work?

Does "Clybourne Park" have any insight to offer, or or is it shunted to the "white privilege" column simply because its author is white?

These aren't questions I ask lightly. The issues are complex and important, with no easy answers, no clear lines. Well worth even heated discussions.
Comment by sara selznick on September 7, 2013 at 6:07am
Has anybody read any novels by Don Lee? He is a Korean-American novelists, writing very funny literary stuff. One major theme is something addressed here--if you are a minority and you are an artists, does that expressly make you a minority artist? If you are not creating art that is expressly about your minority, are you then a traitor to your race? (All criticisms that hyphenate artists get in his novels.) very funny work with real insight from a different angle into an issue often discussed here.
Comment by Lorraine Currelley on September 2, 2013 at 5:52pm

Bravo Kathy Price! Brilliant analysis! Your assessments were on point! This is part of America's psychosis, her sickness. Her arrogance, white privilege and white entitlement. 

Comment by Charmaine Galloway on July 27, 2013 at 6:20pm

Hello I am new to the group. My name is Charmaine Galloway and I just published my second book and I am working on the third. I am trying to get use to how this blog work. 


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