April 1946
Ebony;Apr1946, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p36
The article focuses on the literary debut of African-American novelist Ann Petry, author of "The Street" which was held at Hotel Biltmore in New York City. The author reports that the event drew over 200 guests who left the event feeling convinced that they had participated in a significant event in American literary history. Petry says that her writing is mainly focused on the life of African-Americans in the U.S.


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