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Dorothy West

Courtesy of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

Another important—though oft-neglected—writer who was a member of the Harlem Renaissance was Dorothy West. Known largely as a writer of short stories West finally gained national attention in 1995 with the publication of her second novel, The Wedding. This inspired the re-publication of some of her earlier work in The Richer, the Poorer: Stories, Sketches and Reminiscences (1995).

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