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The Gal-lery: Octavia E. Butler & Nnedi Okorafor.

As Black History Month draws to a close, some of the members here at the Daily Geekette would like to help the celebration continue by suggesting some of our favorite books by black writers, both past and present.

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The Gal-lery: Edmonia Lewis.

Acknowledged as the first professional African American and Native American sculptor, Edmondia Lewis was a talented classical American artist and manipulator of marble. The fact that her life is bookended by hazy details at its beginning and end, only makes this gifted artisan an even more intriguing individual, to say the least.

Edmonia Lewis, c. 1870.
Edmonia Lewis, c. 1870.

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