Monday, March 2, 2009

25 Writers That Influenced Me


Sojourner tagged me! She wants to know twenty-five authors that have influenced me. Here goes in no particular order!

1. Patricia Hill Collins
2. Assata Shakur
3. El Hajj Malik El Shabazz
4. Nikki Giovanni
5. Ida B. Wells-Barnett
6. Terri McMillan
7. John Saul
8. George Jackson
9. Angela Y. Davis
10. Joyce A. Ladner
11. Alex Haley
12. Henry Lewis Gates Jr.
13. Alice Walker
14. Gil Scott Heron
15. Langston Hughes
16. Maya Angelou
17. Sonya Sanchez
18. Ntozake Shange
19. W.E.B. Dubois
20. Dorothy Roberts
21. Zora Neal Hurston
22. Randall Robinson
23. Molefi Asante
24. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
25. Lorraine Hansberry

17 comments:

Revvy Rev said...

Excellent influences. There is a lot of commonality around the Afrosphere, with individual flava' still being visible and reflected in the blogging.

Lori said...

Nice list PJ. Lots of interesting choices. You know, even though I've listened to Gil Scott Heron for years, I've only recently begun to think of him as a writer/poet.

Candy Minx said...

What a beautiful list and a good idea for a list. It must have been a fair bit of thinking and such to work on it. Thanks for sharing! I feel like going back to bed and reading...ah isn't reading amazing?

Pop Art Diva! said...

I just posted 13 artists who inspired and influenced me - as you know because you stopped by and commented!

Great minds think alike, Ms.Pjazzy!

That was a great list - no wonder I enjoy reading your blog so much - you learned from the best!

PopArtDiva

SjP said...

Popping me right upside the forehead! Can't believe I forgot about Gates, McMillan, Angela!

Great list! Much obliged for participating!

Uncle Bobby(A.K.A. scorpionbbb50) said...

well my list goes like this...
Cheik Anta Diop
Dick Gregory
Dr. M.L.K.
Maya A.
Cornel West
Poulo Freire(Brazilian Educator)
Alex Haley
Bishop O.A.Floyd(my pastor)
Montel Williams
Bell Hooks
Malcolm X
Dr.William Cosby
W.E.B.DuBois
Angela Davis
Coretta S.King
Ruby Davis
James Baldwin
Coleman Young
Oliver Cox`s
Langston Hughes
Richard Wright
Bishop D. Tutu
Iceburg Slim novels
Jim Brown
Kareem Abdul Jabar
Rev A. Sharpton

Uncle Bobby(A.K.A. scorpionbbb50) said...

Oh by the way, Ms. Pjazzypar did`nt you write a book? I would love to have a copy of it for my library because 1. you are my Fav. Niece from our generation 2. I think you have aquired great intelligence since leaving your old day job back here in Michigan. God has really blessed you on that note, so hook a uncle up lol!!!!

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