African and Black Writers Featured in TIME’s 100 Women of the Year Project.
TIME magazine designed the 100 Women of the Year project to retrospectively recognize influential women in their “Person of the Year” archive.
The magazine commissioned artists to design one hundred new covers celebrating influential women from 1920 to 2019. Among these new portraits are seven profiles of African and Black writers: Angela Davis (1974), Nawal El Saadawi (1981), bell hooks (1984), Toni Morrison (1993), Wangari Maathai (2001), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2006), and Michelle Obama (2008). Here’s a brief profile on each.