Friday, September 20, 2013

Exciting Discovery of First African-American Female Novelist

It was recently reported that the writer of the bestseller, The Bondswoman's Narrative, was a former slave named Hannah Bond. It was written in 1858 which makes her the first African-American female novelist.

Here are two links to articles that tell you more about it.

Henry Gates in The Root and Julie Bosman in the The New York Times.