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Sapphire

AKA Ramona Lofton

Born: 4-Aug-1950
Birthplace: Fort Ord, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Novelist, Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Push

Her book Push was dramatized as Precious (2009).

Father: (soldier, d. 1990)
Mother: (d. 1986)
Brother: (d. 1986 murder)

    University: San Francisco City College (1970s, dropped out)
    University: BA Modern Dance, City College of New York (1983)
    University: MFA, Brooklyn College (1993)

    Raped by her father

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Precious (16-Jan-2009) · Day Care Woman

Author of books:
Meditations on the Rainbow (1987, poetry)
American Dreams (1994, poetry)
Push (1996, novel)
Black Wings & Blind Angels (1999)



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