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Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Literature, 2013



Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is a writer whose work has appeared in TransitionThe New York TimesHarper’sVogue and Essence, among others. She has received awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Lannan Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Originally from Houston, TX, she graduated in 2000 from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. Rhodes-Pitts is writing a trilogy on African Americans and utopia; her first book, Harlem Is Nowhere, was published in 2011 by Little, Brown & Company and Granta Books (UK). It was named to The New York Times list of 100 Notable Books for 2011 and nominated for a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. 

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