I thought a lot of about this one. It’s not easy to choose since there are so many good ones. In the end, I decided on Dana from Kindred. She really was strong and went through so much, mentally and physically. I know if it were me, I wouldn’t have survived it. In spite of being thrown back into slavery when she is a black modern independent woman from 1976, with a white husband, she manages to survive some pretty horrific things. Not only does she survive but she learns about her family, about slavery, and most of all about herself. Those strong female characters go through all kinds of things and come out changed women and for the better. Those novels with strong female characters make the most interesting reads as well. So, who did you choose for your strong female character from an African-American novel?