Jan Carew

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Birthday
24, 1920
Birthplace
Guyana
DEATH DATE
Dec 6, 2012 (92)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1920
Birthplace
Guyana
DEATH DATE
Dec 6, 2012 (92)

About

A Guyanese-born novelist, playwright, and poet, he was a leading figure in West Indian literature and in the twentieth-century Black Power movement. His best-known literary works include Black Midas and The Wild Coast.

Before Fame

He moved from a small coastal village in Guyana to the United States when he was four years old.

Trivia

He was an Emeritus Professor of African-American Studies at Northwestern University.

Family Life

His younger sister was kidnapped in New York in 1926 but was returned alive a year later.

Associated With

Like W.E.B. Dubois, Carew was an author who advocated for African-American equality.