Dorothy West (1907 – 1998) played a role in the cultural flourishing and experimentation of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. Here we present quotes by Dorothy West, a quietly influential author best known for The Living is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995).
West started writing as a child and while still in her teens, her work was praised and received awards. Her writing is admired for its nuanced views of middle and upper middle-class African-American communities and how it comments on gender, class, and social structure through storytelling. Read More→