Grand Mothers by Nikki Giovanni
Poems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories About The Keepers Of Our Traditions

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"This ... captivating collection is built around the figure of the grandmother--caretaker, disciplinarian, holder of memory.... It ultimately proves a diverse and moving tribute." --Publishers Weekly
 

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Nikki Giovanni is one of the most prominent black poets of her generation. Born on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., she graduated from Fisk University and later studied at Columbia University. Giovanni creates strongly written poems to convey messages of love, frustration, alienation, and the black experience. She gained national fame with the publication of Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement in 1970. Full of the spirit of the black community during this era, her works captured the anger and frustration of many of its members. Giovanni has been the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. She has taught English at Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Queens College and has given frequent poetry readings. She is also known for several sound recordings of her poetry, including Truth Is On Its Way. She has also been a Professor of English at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
 
Published August 15, 1994 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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GRAND MOTHERS: Poems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories About the Keepers of Our Traditions Edited by Nikki Giovanni. Holt, $7.95 ISBN 0-8050-4903-7. While contributions from established authors act

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GRAND MOTHERS: Poems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories About the Keepers of Our Traditions Edited by Nikki Giovanni. Holt, $7.95 ISBN 0-8050-4903-7. While contributions from established authors act

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