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Marita Golden (born 1950) is an award-winning novelist, nonfiction writer, distinguished teacher of writing and co-founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, a national organization that serves as a resource center for African-American writers.
Total Books: 43
Marita Golden was born in Washington, D.C. in 1950 and attended the city’s public schools. She received a B.A. in American Studies and English from American University and a M.SC. in Journalism from Columbia University. After graduating from Columbia, she worked in publishing and began a career as a free-lance writer, writing feature articles for many magazines and newspapers including Essence Magazine.
Her first book, Migrations of the Heart, was based on her experiences coming of age during the 1960s and her political activism as well as her marriage to a Nigerian and her life in Nigeria where she lived for four years.
She has taught at many colleges and universities including the University of Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria, Roxbury Community College, and Emerson College, George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds the position of Writer in Residence at the University of the District of Columbia, in Washington, D.C.
As a literary activist, she co-founded the Washington, D.C.-based African American Writers Guild, and Hurston/Wright Foundation, which serves the national and international community of Black writers.