Question: Who are some of the first African American writers?

The poet Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753–84) published her book Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral in 1773, three years before American independence. Wheatley was not only the first African American to publish a book, but the first to achieve an international reputation as a writer.

Which person is the best selling American black novelist?

10 Best-Selling Black Authors Who Shaped Literary History

  • Maya Angelou gestures while speaking in a chair during an interview at her home in 1978. …
  • Zora Neale Hurston at a book fair in New York City, circa 1937. …
  • Chinua Achebe in 1988. …
  • Langston Hughes in 1954.
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