From landmark studies on the civil rights movement to poems from a visionary: these are the unmissable books by Black women writers, as chosen by members of the Penguin Press team.
Nella Larsen (1891-1964) was an American novelist and major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Chicago, she attended university in Nashville and subsequently lived in Denmark and New York, where she worked as a nurse and librarian. Her two novels, Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929), established her as one of the most important black female novelists in American history.
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