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Behn(bān, bĕn), Aphra or Ayfara 1640-1689.
British writer of plays, poetry, and fiction who was one of the first professional women authors in English. Her best-known work is the prose fiction Oroonoko (1688).
(Biography) Aphra (ˈæfrə). 1640–89, English dramatist and novelist, best known for her play The Rover (1678) and her novel Oroonoko (1688)
Aphra, 1640–89, English writer.