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“Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.” ~ Arna Bontemps
Poet and novelist Arna Bontemps was born on October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. A prolific member of the Harlem Renaissance, Bontemps is known for his works including the novel God Sends Sunday and the anthology Great Slave Narratives.
Bontemps died of a heart attack on June 4, 1973 while working on his autobiography. He was 70.

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.” ~ Arna Bontemps


Poet and novelist Arna Bontemps was born on October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. A prolific member of the Harlem Renaissance, Bontemps is known for his works including the novel God Sends Sunday and the anthology Great Slave Narratives.

Bontemps died of a heart attack on June 4, 1973 while working on his autobiography. He was 70.

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