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The 100 Best African American Poems - by Nikki Giovanni (Mixed Media Product)

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Highlights

  • A collection of classic and contemporary poems by Black authors selected by New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni.Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of African American literature with The 100 Best African American Poems.
  • About the Author: Nikki Giovanni is an award-winning poet, writer, and activist.
  • 256 Pages
  • Poetry, American

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About the Book



Award-winning poet and writer Giovanni takes on the difficult task of selecting the 100 best African-American works from classic and contemporary poets.



Book Synopsis



A collection of classic and contemporary poems by Black authors selected by New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni.

Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of African American literature with The 100 Best African American Poems. This diverse anthology offers a vibrant tapestry of voices that echoes centuries of struggle, triumph, and profound insight.

The 100 Best African American Poems is a riveting exploration of African American life, culture, and history, as seen through the lens of poetry. The anthology spans different periods and styles, showcasing the richness and variety of African American poetic expression.

From legendary poets like Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou to contemporary voices pushing the boundaries of poetic art, Giovanni's expertly curated selection provides a comprehensive view of the African American poetic tradition. Each poem is a lyrical journey that invites readers to engage with poignant themes, stirring narratives, and powerful emotions.

Key Features:

  • Diverse Voices: Includes works from a variety of poets, both legendary and contemporary, encompassing a broad spectrum of styles and themes.
  • Cultural Journey: Embarks on a lyrical exploration of African American life, culture, and history.
  • Comprehensive: Provides a panoramic view of African American poetic tradition, spanning different periods and movements.
  • Engaging and Poignant: Invites readers to engage with thought-provoking themes and emotions.


  • About the Author



    Nikki Giovanni is an award-winning poet, writer, and activist. She is the author of more than two dozen books for adults and children, including Bicycles, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Racism 101, Blues: For All the Changes, and Love Poems. Her children's book-plus-audio compilation Hip Hop Speaks to Children was awarded the NAACP Image Award. Her children's book Rosa, a picture-book retelling of the Rosa Parks story, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Both books were New York Times bestsellers. Nikki is a Grammy nominee for her spoken-word album The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection and has been nominated for the National Book Award. She has been voted Woman of the Year by Essence, Mademoiselle, and Ladies' Home Journal. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where she teaches writing and literature.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American
Publisher: Sourcebooks Mediafusion
Theme: African American
Format: Mixed Media Product
Author: Nikki Giovanni
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2010
TCIN: 12197405
UPC: 9781402221118
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-0792
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 6.3 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.45 pounds
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