Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature


Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature



National NEWS: Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature by Heather Covington ISBN #:  0-9767735-3-8 / Paperback / Pictures/ 250 Pages / $16.95

Literary Divas salutes more than 100 Literary Divas who have impacted our nation’s culture.

Dr. Maya Angelou, world renown poet and author recently told Ms. Covington, “Child, take my hand”.

Author, Heather Covington is an educator of kindergarten children.  When not teaching, Heather serves as the president of the YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America, editor-in-chief of Disilgold Soul Literary Review, and is noted as one of the nation’s top media personalities and promoters of literary artists…..Heather works as a poet, author, producer, publisher, promoter, educator and humanitarian…..

She has captured the essence of more than one hundred Literary Divas who have shared their pain, struggles, desires, and triumphs, through their written words as messengers of time and circumstance.

According to Omar Tyree, NAACP Image Award winner and New York Times bestselling author, “LITERARY DIVAS…is a relevant and historical tool that all men , women, and children MUST READ!!

Literary Divas’ stories will amaze you…their written words are powerful, boundless, miraculous, paranormal and the best mentor to a writer’s soul.

WHAT A GREAT CONCEPT! Heather provides a valuable reference with glowing tributes to women who are making a difference. – Ann Burns, Associate Editor, Library Journal.

By representing the voices of past & future generations, Literary Divas marks the historical turning point of a new century of African-American women in literature. Literary Divas salutes: Alice Walker, Alicia Keys, Angel Hunter, Angela Davis, Anita Doreen Diggs, Artist C. Arthur, Barbara A. Custer, Barbara Reynolds, Bea Joyner, Bebe Moore Campbell, Bernice L. McFadden, Bertha Davis, Brenda Hampton, Brenda Thomas, Camille Yarbrough, Candice Dow, Cassandra Darden Bell, Celise Downs, C. F. Hawthorne, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Cheryln Michaels, Christine Young Robinson, Corey Sue Ward, Crystal McCrary Anthony, Crystal Lacy Winslow, Crystal Rhodes, Cydney Rax, Cynthia Highsmith-Hooks, Darcel P. Williams, Darline Dorce-Coupet, Dawn Breedon, Deborah Gregory, Deborah Smith, Debra Clayton, Dee Freeman, Deirdre Savoy, Delores Thornton, Denise Campbell, Denise Turney, Donna Hill, Dorothy Ford, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Dorrie Williams Wheeler, E. Hill, Edith Holmes, Electa Rome Parks, Elizabeth Nunez, Erica L. Perry, Evelyn Palfrey, Francis Ray, Gina Cox, Gloria Naylor, Gwynne Forster, Harriette Cole, Ida Greene, Iman, Iyanla Vanzant, Jada Pinkett Smith, Janet West Sellars, Janine A. Morris, Jel Lewis (Jones),  Jessica Care Moore-Poole, Jessica Tilles, Jewelene Banks, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Jill Nelson, Joylynn Jossell, Juanita Bynum, Karen Ligon, Karen E. Quinones Miller, Karen White-Owens, Kashamba Williams, Kelly Kenyatta, Kelly Starling Lyons, Kim Robinson, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Lenaise Meyeil Williams, Leslie Esdaille Banks, Lexi Davis, Margie Gosa Shivers, Mari Evans, Marita Golden, Marti Tucker, Mary B. Morrison, Maxine Thompson, Maya Angelou, Nancey Flowers, Natalie Darden, Nea Anna Simone, Nikki Giovanni, Ntozake Shange, Pam Osbey, Pamela DeLeon-Lewis, Pat G’orge Walker, Renee Daniel Flagler, Reshonda Tate Billingsley, Rewa Marie Fyles, Rita Dove, Rita Ewing, Rosa Guy, Sammie Ward, Sheila Goss, Shelley Parris, Sonia Sanchez, Stacy-Deanne Reed, Star Jones, Tajuana “T. J.” Butler, Takesha Powell, Terrie Williams, Terry McMillan, Terry a. O’ Neal, Toni Morrison, Tonya Lewis Lee, Tracy Price- Thompson, Tyra Banks, Vickie Stringer, Victoria Christopher Murray, Wendy Williams, Yolanda Joe, Yolantha Pace and Zane make us so proud.

Editorial Divas: Adrienne Ingrum, Alicia Marie Rivers, Angela P. Dodson, Carol Mackey, Carole F. Hall, Caroline Rogers & Brenda Piper, Cherise Davis, Cheryl Woodruff, Clara Villarosa, Dawn Davis, Denise Stinson, Emma Rodgers, Faith Childs, Faye Childs, Gwen Richardson, Heather Elitou, Janet Hill, Kim McClarin, L. Peggy Hicks, Linda Gill, Lottie Gooding, Malaika Adero, Marie Brown, Marilyn Ducksworth, Niani Colom, Oprah Winfrey, Pamela Yvette Exum, Rachel Breton, Rockelle Henderson, Shunda Leigh, Susan McHenry, Susan Taylor, Sybil Wilkes, Tee C. Royal, Vivian Stephens and Yvonne Rose keep the works of Literary Divas at the forefront of the Publishing Industry.   Literary Divas who have passed on: Alice Childress, Coretta Scott King, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Octavia Butler, Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisolm and Zora Neale Hurston have become our inspiration and our guides.               Terrie M. Williams, author, The Personal Touch stated:Literary Divas is an important acknowledgement which not only highlights and details our collective body of work, but most importantly will inspire the up-and-coming Literary Divas and Dons to realize their potential as writers.”

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3 comments on “Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature

  1. I love Darcel Turner! Her book dana dances on paper is a definite page Turner! If I had someone to write my autobiography, it would be Darcel “the page Turner” and Toni Morrison. They paint great stories. Hey, did she get married now as Darcel Turner Johnson? I noticed on her Thanks

  2. There are 500,000 black writers plus in this world of African-American literature. Really, how many authors can you place in one book? Hoep that answers your question, compliment or complaint????????????????

  3. What happened to the author of Dana Dances on Paper? Terrific and timeless novel! Her name is Darcel Turner,author, mother of respected Talib Kweli’s children and powerful woman.she wrote an unforgettable book. Check her out

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