This one took me back to my university days. See, I studied the book Our Nig: Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, published anonymously, back in my uni days. Well, this picture of the actual author showed up in my inbox this week via the LitHub newsletter. So, I decided to share. This is Harriet E. Wilson who published Our Nig (a harrowing book as I remember it) in September 5th In 1859. “The novel was discovered in 1982 by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who documented it as the first African-American novel published in the United States.” (via LitHub)
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