Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

A'Lelia Bundles

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: District of Columbia
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

A’Lelia Bundles is the author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, a New York Times Notable Book and bestseller, which has been optioned for a 10-part television series starring Octavia Spencer. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, O Magazine, Parade and Essence. While at MacDowell she worked on her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, whose parties and arts patronage helped define the era. She is developing a collection of poems and collages inspired by photographs and documents of eight generations of her family.



A'Lelia Bundles worked in the Calderwood studio.

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