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Pearl Cleage (b. 1948)

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Creator:Seese, June Akers
Title:Pearl Cleage (b. 1948)
Date:2004 Mar. 15

Encyclopedia article about Pearl Cleage, a fiction writer, playwright, poet, essayist, and journalist who has lived in Atlanta for more than thirty years. In her writing, Cleage draws on her experiences as an activist for AIDS and women's rights, and she cites the rhythms of black life as her muse. Cleage's first novel, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, was an Oprah Book Club selection in 1998 and appeared on the New York Times best-seller list for nine weeks. She attended Howard University in Washington D.C. and Spelman College in Atlanta.

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Subjects:Cleage, Pearl | Women social reformers--Georgia--Atlanta | African American women authors--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-03-15
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