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Thought Leader: African American literature and cinema

Thought Leader: African American literature and cinema

Melba Boyd

Distinguished Professor in African American Studies

Melba Joyce Boyd is an award-winning author of 13 books, nine of which are poetry. Boyd’s critically acclaimed and widely reviewed work, Discarded Legacy: Politics and Poetics in the Life of Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911, was the first comprehensive study on Harper. Boyd’s poetry, essays and creative nonfiction have appeared in anthologies, academic journals, cultural periodicals and newspapers in the United States and Europe.

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