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Remembering Eric Jerome Dickey - The Author Who Breathed Life Into Black Stories

Remembering Eric Jerome Dickey - The Author Who Breathed Life Into Black Stories

He’s gone to the ancestors!

Iconic novelist, Eric Jerome Dickey, has passed away at 59-years-old following a long illness. The man behind “Sister, Sister," “Waking With Enemies," and "The Son Of Mr. Suleman," amongst other prolific stories about contemporary Black life leaves behind four daughters among his survivors. Emily Canders, Dickey’s publicist at Penguin Random House, told The Associated Press that the author died Sunday. 

I am heart broken. My cousin, Eric Jerome Dickey passed away on yesterday. Guys, when God tells you to do something,...

Posted by La Verne Madison Fuller on Monday, January 4, 2021

The news has shaken the internet with people sharing how important his books were to them.

May his legacy live on!

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