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Cecil Brown (born July 3, 1943) is an African-American writer and educator. He is a published novelist, short story writer, script writer, and college educator. His noted works include The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger and work as a screenwriter on the 1977 Richard Pryor film Which Way Is Up?


Born in rural Bolton, North Carolina, Brown attended North Carolina A and T College of Greensboro, North Carolina, where he earned his B.A. in English in 1966. He later attended Colombia University, and earned his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1967. Brown while residing in Berkeley, California (to which he returned in the late 1980s and still lives and works), earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies, Folklore and Narrative in 1993. He is a professor at UC Berkeley.

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  • The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger (1969) ISBN 978-1-583-94210-9
  • Pryor Lives (1969)
  • Days without Weather (1983)
  • Coming Up Down Home (1993)
  • I, Stagolee (1993)
  • Stagolee Shot Billy (2003) ISBN 978-0-674-01626-2
  • Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department? (2007) ISBN 978-1-556-43573-7
  • Journey's End (2007) ISBN 978-1-417-99328-4
  • Awards

  • Columbia University English Dept., Professor John Angus Burrell Memorial Prize, 1966
  • Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award for Days Without Weather, 1984
  • Berlin Literary Fellowship, 1985; Besonders Wertvoll Film Preises, 1986
  • UC Berkeley, Mentor Fellowship, 1992
  • References

    Cecil Brown (writer) Wikipedia

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