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Sandra Jackson-Opoku

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jackson-Opoku was born and raised in Chicago. She attended Columbia College in Chicago for three years, majoring in Journalism.

Biography: Sandra Jackson-Opoku is an award-winning poet, fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist who writes frequently on culture and travel in the African diaspora.

  • '''''The River Where Blood is Born'''''
  • -- Black Caucus Award for Best Fiction, American Library Association, 1998

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Hot Johnny (and the women who loved him) /
ISBN: 0345435087 OCLC: 48843033

One World, New York : 2002, ©2001.

The river where blood is born /
ISBN: 034542476X OCLC: 39852954

Ballantine, New York : 1998, ©1997.

A delicate tapestry unfolds within these pages, a story stitched together with the threads of Ananse, the spider of African myth, and the wisdom of the ancestors.