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Why Hasn’t Harriet Wilson, the First Black Female Novelist, Been Given Her Due?

Her wider appeal may have been jeopardized because she wrote characters that broke commonly-held stereotypes of White Northerners and Southerners

Illustration: Ojima Abalaka

TThe lack of widespread acknowledgement or recognition for Harriet E. Wilson, the first…

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