Ansa, Tina McElroy
May 2012
Essence (Time Inc.);May2012, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p102
The article relates the relationship between novelist Tina McElroy Ansa and her African American mother. According to Ansa, her mother's willingness to lift a car if her children are in danger served as a talisman in her life. Ansa says she was inspired by several African American women in her life including her mother's friends. She describes her mother as strong, flexible and capable.


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