Orig. pub. Columbia 1942. Reprinted 1976. vii, 131 pp., new intro. Item #76
The publication of this book in 1942 marked a first in South Carolina literary and publishing history: its author, Annie Greene Nelson, became the first black woman in the state to write and publish a novel. After the Storm portrays the lives of the black inhabitants of the Pee Dee section of South Carolina - the customs, experiences, and manners of Southern black people at home, and the struggle for dignity in the midst of deprivation. Mrs. Nelson overcame a childhood of poverty to earn college degrees and has been honored many times for her writing.