Pearl Cleage

December 7, 1948 -
African-American playwright, essayist, poet, novelist and political activist
Author of "What Looks Like Crazy On an Ordinary Day" (which was picked for Oprah's Book Club in September 1998),  "I Wish I Had a Red Dress" (which was named Best Work of Fiction by the Georgia Writers Association) and "Baby Brother's Blues" (which received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Fiction in 2007)

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