Literary Birthday - 13 October - Arna Bontemps

Happy Birthday, Arna Bontemps, born 13 October 1902, died 4 June 1973 

Three Quotes

  1. How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act coloured.
  2. Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.
  3. Is there something we have forgotten? Some precious thing we have lost, wandering in strange lands?

Bontemps was an African-American award-winning author and poet and member of the Harlem Renaissance. His books include God Sends Sunday,Black Thunder and Great Slave Narratives.

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