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Annie Allen

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Who is Annie Allen?

Annie Allen is a winner of 2010 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long-Form.

Writings

"Annie Allen" is a book of poetry published by poet Gwendolyn Brooks which was published in 1949, and for which she received the Pulitzer Prize. This made her the first African American writer to ever receive a Pulitzer Prize.

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Google previewHow I Wrote Jubilee and Other Essays on Life and Literature (1990)

by Margaret Walker, Maryemma Graham

Thematically Annie Allen is a fine delineation of the character of a young Negro woman from childhood through adolescence to complete maturity, but except for slight details of race, the portrait could apply to any female in a certain class or society. The entire volume, shot through with a highly sophisticated humor, is not only technically certain, but also vindicates the promise of A Street in Bronzeville. Coming after the long complaint of white critics that Negro poets lack form and ...

Google previewRemembering the Harlem Renaissance (2013)

by Cary D. Wintz

As a whole, Annie Allen is a fine delineation of the character of a young Negro woman from childhood through adolescence to complete maturity, but with slight racial exceptions it could apply to any female of a certain class and society. The entire volume is tinged with an highly sophisticated humor and is not only technically sure but also vindicates the promise of A Street in Bronzeville. Coming after the long hue and cry of white writers that Negroes as poets lack form and intellectual ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature (2001)

by William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, Trudier Harris

We see Annie Allen grow from childhood to womanhood in an atmosphere conditioned by poverty, racial discrimination, parental expectations, and unhappiness. Like Maud Martha, a later Brooks heroine, Annie Allen does not completely ANOTHER COUNTRY 9 give in or give up. In fact, in some respects, Annie Allen is a mirror image of the later *Maud Martha (1953); however, the latter is a prose narrative with poetic overtones, the former is poetry with prose overtones. The action of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Great Plains (2004)

by David J. Wishart

Justin married Annie Allen of Hood County, Texas, in 1886, and the couple's first son, John, was born in Spanish Fort. When an east-west railroad was built ...

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