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the mother

the mother

by Gwendolyn Brooks

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Brooks was the first African American to ever win a Pulitzer Prize (in 1950). You go, girl. (Source.)

Brooks's poems were always politically conscious, but Brooks took her interest in progressive politics to a new level when she explored the point of view of activist Winnie Mandela, wife of antiapartheid leader Nelson Mandela. (Source.)

Dig her poetry? Brooks also wrote a novel, Maud Martha. (Source.)

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