Saturday, 19 July 2014

65th birthday of Thulani Davis

(Born 19 July 1949, Hampton, Virginia, US)
Award-winning playwright, novelist, journalist, poet, librettist, outstanding works include My Confederate Kinfolk ([2006] on family history with immense national and wider resonance), The Souls of Black Folk ([2003] play on adaptation of WEB Du Bois’s classic of the same title), All the Renegade Ghosts Rise ([1978] poems), Playing the Changes ([1985] poems) and writes the libretti to two operas she collaborates with cousin and composer/pianist Anthony Davis: X ([1986] on the life of Malcolm X) and Amistad ([1997] on the 1839 enslaved African maritime uprising)


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