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Majozo, Estella Conwill

(born: 1949) 

Majozo was born in Louisville, KY. Early in her career, she produced the play Purgatory. She is a performer who has authored several books, including works of poetry (The Middle Passage and Jiva Telling Rites) as well as several  plays.

Majozo was a collaborator in the creation of the terrazzo and brass project Rivers for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY.

A graduate of the University of Louisville (B.A. & M.A.) and the University of Iowa (Ph.D.), she was an English full professor who taught creative writing at the University of Louisville.

Majozo is a sister of Houston Conwill. For more see Come Out the Wilderness, by E. C. Majozo; "Estella Conwil Majozo" at the University of Louisville's Women's Center website; "KFW Interviews Artist Estella Conwill Majozo" at the Kentucky Foundation for Women website; "Estella Conwill Majozo" at the Museum of Modern Art website; and her Facebook and YouTube pages.

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NKAA Source: Purgatory (a play)
NKAA Source: The Middle passage: 105 days
NKAA Source: Jiva telling rites
NKAA Source: Come out the wilderness : memoir of a Black woman artist

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NKAA Entry: Conwill, Houston Eugene

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