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Name: Frank Yerby  
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Date of Birth: 5th September 1916
Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia, USA
Profession: Writer
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Frank Garvin Yerby (September 5, 1916 - November 29, 1991) was an African American historical novelist. His best known work is The Man from Dahomey (1971).

Originally noted for writing romance novels set in the Antebellum South, in mid-century he embarked on a series of best-selling historical novels ranging from the Athens of Pericles to Europe in the Dark Ages.

Yerby left the United States in 1955 in protest against racial discrimination, moving to Spain (then under the Franco regime) where he remained for the rest of his life.

Frank Yerby died in Madrid and was interred there in the Cementerio de la Almudena.

Books by Frank Yerby

  • The Foxes of Harrow (1946)
  • Pride's Castle (1949)
  • The Saracen Blade (1953)
  • Fair Oaks (1957)
  • Griffin's Way (1962)
  • An Odor of Sanctity (1965)
  • Judas, My Brother (1964)
  • Speak Now (1969)
  • The Dahomean (1971, later published as The Man from Dahomey)
  • Devilseed (1984)
  • McKenzie's Hundred (1985)

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