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My house; poems.

Author: Nikki Giovanni
Publisher: New York, Morrow, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book marked a new dimension in tone and philosophy-personal and autobiographical rather than political; it is also lively, loving, witty, and occasionally tough-minded.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Giovanni
ISBN: 0688050212 9780688050214
OCLC Number: 409620
Description: xviii, 69 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: [pt. I.] The rooms inside : Legacies ; Mothers ; A poem for Carol (may she always wear red ribbons) ; A fishy poem ; Winter poem ; Conversation ; Rituals ; Poem for Stacia ; The world is not a pleasant place to be ; The only song I'm singing ; The butterfly ; I remember ; A certain peace ; When I nap ; Mixed media ; Just a New York poem ; [Untitled] ; The wonder woman (a new dream--for Stevie Wonder) ; Categories ; Straight talk ; Scrapbooks ; When I die ; [Untitled] (for Margaret Danner) --
[pt. II.] The rooms outside : My tower (for Barb and Anthony) ; Poem (for Nina) ; Africa I ; Africa II ; They clapped ; Poem (for Anna Hedgeman and Alfreda Duster) ; Atrocities ; Nothing makes sense ; I laughed when I wrote it (don't you think it's funny?) ; On seeing black journal and watching nine Negro leaders "give aid and comfort to the enemy" to quote Richard Nixon ; And another thing ; We ; My house.

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This book marked a new dimension in tone and philosophy-personal and autobiographical rather than political; it is also lively, loving, witty, and occasionally tough-minded.

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