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A woman of many talents, poet, oral historian, essayist, photographer, and activist Randall has written over 100 books, so it is no surprise that her latest essay collection reads more like a memoir. This is especially evident in her prose, including the opening piece, "Memory of Samothrace," which offers an intimate explanation of the spark that lit Randall's incredible journey: "I remember these outings with all the thrill of a young child discovering the wonders of other cultures, of art." Her poetry paints beautiful photographs of civilizations that have suffered at the hands of European cultures and the remnants of what could have been. In the moving "The Language in My Blood," Randall shows the cycle of discrimination that she works to eliminate: "But that little blond-haired boy speaks Spanish like a native...she turned to her companion. They laughed." The inclusion of her photographs of stone ruins in South America adds a sense of humanity to Randall's honest words. Recommended for all libraries.