Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-Five Years of Being a Black Poet

Gemini An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty Five Years of Being a Black Poet None

  • Title: Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-Five Years of Being a Black Poet
  • Author: Nikki Giovanni
  • ISBN: 9780140042641
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
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    2 thoughts on “Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-Five Years of Being a Black Poet

    1. Yolande Cornelia Nikki Giovanni is a Grammy nominated American poet, activist and author She has written numerous volumes of poetry and has been honored with loads of awards, including 20 honorary degrees from national colleges and universities Her poems are undeniably authentic distillations of black life in America She was editor of Fisk University s literary magazine She lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.

    2. I have two objections to this book: antiSemitism and homophobia. Giovanni seems to imply that lesbians are large, frightening women who use their size and strength to trap and sexually assault heterosexual women. I hope she became much more enlightened in her second 25 years of being a Black poet.

    3. Brilliant window into the life and times of Nikki Giovanni. Some essays I found to be stronger than others and others I found to be pretty inaccessible since they were so linked to the time when she wrote them. I especially enjoyed the last essay.

    4. I need to re-read this book. It's been far too long and as I've grown, I'm sure my appreciation and understanding of this text shall too.

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