Essays on Nikki Giovanni

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Nikki Giovanni, born Yolade Cornelia Giovanni Jr, was born on June 7, 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee.She was raised in the area around Cincinnati, Ohio.She attended an HBCU, Fisk University, where she became involved in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the Writers? Workshop.Giovanni was instrumental in the Black Arts Movement because her poetry spoke to a lot of people.Her poetry was radicalized by the Black Panthers and followers of the late Malcom X in the 60s and 70s.Her poetry became…...
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The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni ’68-’98
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Theme Timeless Themes- The desire for a Revolution for the oppressed (128), justice, power hungry people (135), hypocritical society, loneliness, faith, judgement Theme Fiercely Political - L.B. Johnson (16), Nixon(80), Hoover (22), MLK (51), Rosa Parks, (60) Theme (Nikki's) Personal Life- Black women, lover, mother, teacher, artist. "Nikki-Rosa"(53). Her poems from "My House" of 1972 reflect much of her personal life, loved ones, enemies, living spaces, and experiences; almost autobiographical. Cancers (339). Metaphor Metaphorical Panther- in reference to Black Panthers~…...
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