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Paule Marshall, influential writer on ethnic identity dies aged 90

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Paule Marshall, influential writer on ethnic identity dies aged 90

Aug 20 2019

Paule Marshall, "an influential writer whose novels and short stories about ethnic identity, race and colonialism reflected her upbringing in Brooklyn as a daughter of poor immigrants from Barbados," died August 12 aged 90 ...

In a New Yorker tribute to Marshall and Toni Morrison, author Edwidge Danticat observed: "I love both women and was blessed to have spent some time in each of their company. Before I ever saw them in the flesh, I was in awe of their words."

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