Nikki Giovanni: A Literary Biography

Nikki Giovanni: A Literary Biography

by Virginia C. Fowler


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This book offers a comprehensive examination of the life and work of Nikki Giovanni, one of the most prolific and well-known poets to emerge during the Black Arts Movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275987527
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Series: Women Writers of Color Series
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Virginia C. Fowler, PhD, is professor of English at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword Joanne M. Braxton ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 To "Be Warm All the Time": The Importance of Grandmothers 1

2 Can Women Be Revolutionaries? Gender Issues in the Black Arts Movement 23

3 Running the Kitchen, Standing the Heat 53

4 Accomplishment and Responsibility 83

5 In, But Not of, the Academy 117

6 Life Changes 149

7 The Poet, the Person, the Legacy 179

Notes 189

Selected Bibliography 211

Index 215

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