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Melvin Dixon

Melvin Dixon, was a professor of English at Queens College, City University of New York, whose works on African and African-American literature was widely praised.

He was a novelist and poet, and wrote a textbook on African-American literature, and translated works from French to English, including The Collected Poems of Leopold Senghor, the longtime president of Senegal.

Mr. Dixon's other books include a volume of poetry, Change of Territory.

His first novel, Trouble the Water, was awarded the Charles H. and N. Mildred Nilon Excellence in Minority Fiction Award in 1989. His second novel, Vanishing Rooms, was published in 1990.

Professor Dixon, was a native of Stamford, earned a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in 1971, and a doctorate from Brown University in 1975. He joined the English faculty at Queens College in 1980.


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