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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Jackson-Opoku was born and raised in Chicago. She attended Columbia College in Chicago for three years, majoring in Journalism.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sandra Jackson-Opoku is an award-winning poet, fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist who writes frequently on culture and travel in the African diaspora.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''The River Where Blood is Born''''' -- *Black Caucus Award for Best Fiction, American Library Association, 1998