Come Out the Wilderness

Come Out the Wilderness


Estella Conwill Májozo
Memoir of a Black Woman Artist

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Publication Date: 05-01-2000

Estella Conwill Májozo has lead a life of creativity and leadership in the arts. A respected poet, teacher, and performance artist, Májozo writes eloquently about both the deep roots in family and community that have sustained her, and the conflicts and challenges that have confronted her, as they have many creative and self-aware African American women over the last half-century.

This memoir traces the paths Májozo has taken from the "Little Africa" section of segregated Louisville, through a difficult marriage and a PhD at the University of Iowa, to New York, where Májozo has become a member of the hardy cultural community of Harlem. It is a testament to the importance of a life lived in pursuit of cultural heritage, spiritual growth, and personal integrity.

"Come Out the Wilderness is a soul-stirring, beautifully crafted litany of prose, interspersed with poetic phrases." The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)