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VIRTUAL - Nikki Giovanni | Make Me Rain
Tue, October 27, 2020
One of America’s most celebrated poets, the “outspoken, prolific, energetic” (New York Times) Nikki Giovanni is the author of numerous collections of poetry including Acolytes; Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgment; and Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea. Her recent nonfiction includes A Good Cry, a rumination on a life spent in the vanguard of social change. A standout activist and educator from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements of the 1960s, she is the first winner of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, a seven-time winner of the NAACP Image Award, and one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 “Living Legends.” In Make Me Rain, Giovanni lifts up her loved ones, celebrates her black heritage, and illuminates the pervasive stains of American racial injustice and prejudice.
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