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Majozo, Estelle Conwill

(born: 1949) 

Majozo was born in Louisville, KY. Early in her career, she produced the play Purgatory. She is a performer and author of several books, including works of poetry (The Middle Passage and Jiva Telling Rites), and she has written several plays. She was a collaborator in the creation of the terrazzo and brass project, Rivers, for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. She is also an English professor and presently teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville (B.A. & M.A.) and the University of Iowa (Ph.D.). Majozo is a sister of Houston Conwill. For more see Come Out the Wilderness, by E. C. Majozo.


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NKAA Source: Purgatory
NKAA Source: The Middle passage: 105 days
NKAA Source: Jiva telling rites
NKAA Source: Come out the wilderness : memoir of a Black woman artist

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NKAA Entry:  Conwill, Houston Eugene

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