Jewelle L. Gomez





Jewelle L. Gomez

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Jewelle Gomez (b. 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American writer and cultural worker.

Gomez was raised by her great grandmother, Grace, who was born on Indian land in Iowa to an African American mother and Ioway father. Grace returned to New England before she was 14 when her father died and was married to John E. Morandus, a Wampanoag and descendent of Massasoit, the sachem for whom Massachusetts was named.

Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s she was shaped socially and politically by the close family ties with her great grandmother, Grace and grandmother Lydia. Their history of independence as well as marginalization in an African American community are threaded throughout her work. Her high school and college years were ripe with Black...more


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“I think the most important thing for you to do in the meantime is live. It is a very involving job, which takes much concentration and practice.”
Jewelle L. Gomez, The Gilda Stories
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