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Book Revives the Work of One of the Earliest Known African-American Female Novelists

Lillian B. Jones Horace was a Texas native who wrote the earliest published novel by a black woman from Texas. It was called “Five Generations Hence” a back-to-Africa novel published in 1916. Scholar  Karen Kossie-Chernyshev of Texas Southern University has republished an annotated version of “Five Generations Hence” and expanded on the life of Lillian Jones Horace […]

Lillian B. Jones Horace was a Texas native who wrote the earliest published novel by a black woman from Texas. It was called “Five Generations Hence” a back-to-Africa novel published in 1916.

Scholar  Karen Kossie-Chernyshev of Texas Southern University has republished an annotated version of “Five Generations Hence” and expanded on the life of Lillian Jones Horace in a new book called “Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace.”

She discusses the work with Craig Cohen.

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