Barbara Christian

 

 

Age: 56

 

Summary: prolific author and professor of African-American studies at the University of California-Berkeley considered as a pioneer of contemporary American literary feminism who had published almost 100 articles and reviews but was best known for her landmark study Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition, which appeared in 1980 following the rediscovery of the work of important women writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Nella Larsen.

 

 

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

 

Born: December 12, 1943

 

Died: June 25, 2000

 

Location: Berkeley, California