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First 12 women record in English Literature
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First 12 women record in English Literature

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This article is focused on first 12 women ever recorded in history of English Literature.

This article is focused on first 12 women ever recorded in history of English Literature.

  • World’s first women writer – Enheduanna, the Akkadian/Sumerian poet.
  • India’s first women writer to win Man Booker Prize – Arundhati Roy.
  • First women to publish a book – Anne Bradstreet (book of poems, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America).
  • First noted Black American women poet and one of the first women to be published in colonial America – Phillis Wheatley.
  • The first woman to read law at Oxford / the first Indian national to study at a British university and the first female lawyer in India – Cornelia Sorabji.
  • Mother of modern African Literature – Flora Nwapa.
  • First black women to publish fiction in the United States – Harriet E. Wilson.
  • First African American women to win noble prize for literature – Toni Morrison.
  • First women to write and put the role of women on stage – Aphra Behn.
  • First African American woman to have a screenplay made into a movie – Maya Angelou.
  • First American feminist essayist – Judith Sargent Murray. First American women to create a non-fiction – Mercy Otis Warren.
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