Maya Angelou Writer, poet, screenwriter, actor, dancer 1928-2014 Missouri, USA Famous book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) - Autobiography Famous poem: Still I Rise Maya Angelou made literary history with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings which was the first non-fiction best-seller by an African-American woman. Chinua Achebe Author, Educator, Publisher 1930–2013 … Continue reading Black History Month – Famous Black Authors
The first meeting of the library's Senior Book Club was a great success. We read We Should All Be Feminists, a short booklet by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer. photo credit: kellywritershouse Chimamanda Adichie 11.09.10 via photopin (license) The club met at lunchtime on 4th May (we had to change the original date because of … Continue reading Update: Senior Book Club
This year saw the introduction of St Dominic's College's most exciting competition yet*! The Book Factor saw each tutor group nominating one of their favourite authors to compete in a school-wide battle. The first round saw over thirty authors fight it out. Students were able to vote for their favourites by adding their signature to … Continue reading The Book Factor: it’s the final!