Camille D. Yarbrough

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

New York, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Camille Yarbrough is an award-winning author, poet, writer, performance artist, composer, and lyricist.

Camille Yarbrough wrote a three-part series “Black Dance In America” 1980-1981 was published by Black Collegian Magazine. Female Style and Beauty in Ancient Africa: A Photo Essay was published in The Journal of African Civilization’s Black Women in Antiquity edited by Ivan Van Sertima.

Eight Page excerpt of Nana Camille Yarbrough’s soon to be published autobiography “Strip Down Personal” pages 160-167 is in the current issue of Black Renaissance Noire. (Volume 17, Issue 2, Fall 2017)

Camille Yarbrough is interviewed in the forthcoming documentary Conversations: The Black Radical Tradition by Ed Stokes.

Publications & Prizes

Tamika & the Wisdom Rings (Random House, 1994)
The Shimmershine Queens (Putnam, 1989)
The Little Tree Growing in the Shade (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1985)
Cornrows (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979)
Black Collegian

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Toni Morrison, Alice Childress, Charles Dickens, Ta-Nehisi Coates

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African American
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Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last update: Apr 16, 2018