The Heart of a Woman Setting & Symbolism

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Harlem Writers Guild is a group of black writers who sought to create and present the best work possible. The group was filled with a wide variety of intellectual and creative people who strove to hone their craft. The Harlem Writers Guild became the preeminent organization for writers, particularly those that had the desire to raise their voices against oppression and racism. John Killens, recognizing Angelou's blossoming talent as a writer, urged the author to move back to New York and become a part of the group.

Angelou's first experience with the Harlem Writers Guild was not pleasant. The group met at the Killens house in Brooklyn. Angelou was intimidated by the number and scope of people in attendance. Additionally, presenting a play to be critiqued by strangers was nerve wracking, particularly since it was Angelou's second effort in the medium. Angelou went ahead with...

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