The World Mourns the Loss of Gloria Naylor

The World Mourns Loss of Gloria Naylor

The celebrated author of “The Women of Brewster Place” died on September 28 at the age of 66.

Gloria Naylor in orange outfit and head wrap with brown blurry background

Colorlines Screenshot of Gloria Naylor, taken from Twitter on October 4, 2016.

Colorlines informs, “Naylor was perhaps best known for her debut 1982 novel, “The Women of Brewster Place.” The novel, which won a National Book Award, focuses on seven women living in a housing project and struggling with tragedy, including rape and the death of a child. “The Women of Brewster Place” was eventually adapted into a 1989 miniseries and 1990 TV show by Oprah Winfrey‘s (who stars in both) Harpo Productions. Her later works dealt with related themes of racism, homophobia, sexism and Black womanhood, principally emphasizing the lives of its Black female characters.”

Read more here [Colorlines], here [NY Times], here [Huffington Post] and here for a list of her works.