New York: William Morrow and Company / HarperCollinsPublishers, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED by the Author on the half title, 8vo, off-white quarter cloth with black lettering on spine over off-white speckled boards, Mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) with full-length color photo of Nikki on back panel of dj, red endpapers, 110 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3637
Nikki Giovanni (born 1943) is an African-American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. She is University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. Her work deals with topics ranging from race and social issues to children's literature. She has won many awards; among them: the Langston Hughes Medal, and the NAACP Image Award. She is one of Oprah Winfrey's 25 "Living Legends."--Wiki abridged
INSCRIBED & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! No remainder marks. Bookplate on ffe of "Chicago Public Library Foundation."
This was Nikki's 14th poetry collection. Contains poems on Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Baldwin; Susan Smith; Emerson Edward Rudd; and several less meditative, livelier poems.