Pearl Cleage Photo

Pearl Cleage

Born: Dec 7, 1948

Birthplace: Springfield

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Pearl Cleage

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1948
Birth Place : Springfield

Pearl Cleage is an African-American author whose work, both fiction and non-fiction, has been widely recognized. Her novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day was a 1998 Oprah Book Club selection. Cleage is known for her feminist views, particularly regarding her identity as an African-American woman. Cleage teaches drama at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Poet
  • Playwright
  • Novelist
  • Essayist


  • Albert Cleage
  • Doris Cleage


  • Michael Lomax

Awards Won

  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction
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