Arna Bontemps

Literary Birthday – 13 October – Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps was born 13 October 1902, and 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?

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

Source for Image

Carl Van Vechten, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 13th October 2013