Writers with Surprising African Ethnicity

Colette - Colette had African ancestry on her mother's side.

Alexandre Dumas pere et fils - The Dumas's ancestry and last name have been traced to Gabon.

Alexander Pushkin - Pushkin was proud of his Ethiopian grandfather.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Barrett Browning probably had some African ancestry through her grandmother.

Now, bizarrely, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett's husband, probably had some African ancestry as well, through his grandfather, a Creole from the West Indies. Wonder if they ever discussed this.