It’s easy to forget that Afro American writing has been around since the mid-20th century, when the American Civil Rights Movement was underway.
But the word Afro came into being in the 1960s as a term used to refer to the darker skin of African Americans.
Its usage has evolved as a way to describe black and Afro descent, especially in literature.
The first black and African-American writer to receive an award in literature was John Steinbeck, in his novel The Grapes of Wrath, in 1959.
Steinbeck’s book’s protagonist, a black man named Henry, is not the first black character in literature; the first is the character of Moses in The Song of Solomon.
But Steinbeck is the first to write about a character who is not a white person, which he calls “the negro.”
He describes the character as a black person with a “black face.”
This is a phrase that many people, including many African American writers, use to describe a person who is black.
And the term Afro was a term for black people with dark skin, or skin darker than the rest of the population.
In a recent NPR interview, Afro scholar, Professor Marisa Alba said that the word “black” was also used as a synonym for “dark skin” in the late 20th century.
The term “blackface” was coined in the 1930s by comedian Errol Louis and has since been used by comedians such as Bill Cosby and John Wayne Gacy.
It became more of a term in the 1950s, when African American actors such as Jackie Brown and the late Shirley MacLaine were widely mocked for their dark skin.
Today, the term “Afro” is a term of endearment to people with African American descent.
The Afro community has come a long way since that time.
It is an area where the mainstream media and most mainstream American society is still largely segregated.
But some people are still trying to figure out how to include the black experience in literature and popular culture.
That’s why the Afro Literature Prize, a contest sponsored by the National Book Foundation, was founded in 2016 to recognize African American authors.
This year’s winners are five African American women who are writing fiction.
They include Sarah Waters, who won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2015; Amira Elghawaby, who is an African American writer; Sarah McDaniel, who was nominated for the National Endowment for the Arts’s National Book Award in 2014; and E.L. James, whose novel, Black Skin, Black Masks, won the National Magazine Award in 2016.
“The Afro literature prize was created by African American scholars to bring together African American and Afropub literature, in order to highlight the stories and voices of black people in literature,” said AfroLIFE director, Sarah E. McDaniel.
“We are delighted that African American female authors are recognized for their work and that we have a thriving literary and artistic community.
This award recognizes the voices of women in Afro publishing and literary communities.”
The winners are expected to speak at the 2017 AfroLiterary Awards on May 27 in Los Angeles.
The 2016 Afro Literary Awards featured the names of a number of African American literary and publishing experts, including the American Poetry Association’s Robert M. McCrum and the National Black Writers Association’s Laila McBryde.