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Pegram, Amelia Blossom

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Amelia Blossom Pegram is a teacher, writer, performer, and poet. She began teaching in South Africa, then left the country in 1963. She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has acted on stage, radio, and television in England and the United States. Pegram came to the U.S. in 1972. She has won many awards, including the Louisville Board of Alderman Literary Award. She is author of several books, including Our Sun Will Rise: poems from South Africa, and she is included in Conversations with Kentucky Writers II. For more see Biography Index A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines, vol. 20 (Sept. 1991-Aug. 1995); and the Amelia Blossom Pegram entry at the South African Women for Women Annual Awards website.


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NKAA Source: Our sun will rise: poems from South Africa
NKAA Source: Conversations with Kentucky writers II
NKAA Source: Biography index; a cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines (periodical)

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