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Award Winning Author Linda Beatrice Brown - A Mother Knows her Child

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        Born in Akron, Ohio, Linda Beatrice Brown is a graduate of Bennett College for Women where she majored in French and English and graduated as valedictorian. She received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University where she completedher MA. She received her PhD from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio focusing her studies on African American Literature and Creative Writing.


       She has taught at Kent State University, UNC-Greensboro, and atGuilford College. She is the recently Willa B. Player Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Bennett College for Women where she taught African American Literature was the director of the Honors Program. Like many modern writers she divides her time between writing and teaching. In addition to her latest novel, Black Angels, Linda Beatrice Brown is the author of two other novels: Rainbow ‘Roun Mah Shouldera prize winning book, and Crossing Over Jordan. S

    Linda usually writes about the African American experience, specifically the Black woman. She is also a poet and has been guest lecturer at many schools, colleges and in different cities throughout the state of North Carolina. She has poetry in anthologies and magazines such as The Black Scholar, Ebony Junior, and the children’s magazine, Cricket. At fourteen she began writing and published first in Beyond the Blues, a poetry anthology, when she was only nineteen.

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