Mel was by now a qualified lawyer specializing in civil rights. Two and a half years later the couple had a daughter, Rebecca. AW
's family, especially her father, were at first staggered by her...
After a painful break in her life, with some friendships ruptured over struggles to get her third novel published and evade taxes, BH
acquired two new literary friends. First the US poet Nikki Giovanni
made several new writer friends during her Mississippi years. Both Giovanni
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton.
At the end of this time she again reconnected with Diana Young