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African American Quotes on Writing

great quotes and thoughts on writing from African American Quotes… . Writing African-American legends in the field of literature share their thoughts on writing and how it impacts millions of people.   “As I am a poet I express what I believe, and I fight against whatever I oppose, in poetry.” June Jordan   “By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.” Ralph Ellison   “Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.” Alice Walker, Wit and Wisdom of Famous American Women   “I also wanted to do something that I hadn’t really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both people were extremely intelligent …