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In this collection of essays and articles, Nikki Giovanni, our most widely read living black poet, takes on some lofty institutions and major life crises and clearly comes out the winner.
Paperback, 167 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Quill (first published 1988)
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Do you remember 1988? Sacred Cows and Other Edibles was published in 1988. It was a leap year. On January 8th the Dow Jones falls 140.58 points, or 6.85%, to close at 1,911.31. In February the Winter Olympics are held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In March Jesse Jackson wins several Southern state primaries. In April The Last Emperor wins nine Oscars. In May after more than 8 years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins withdrawing from Afghanistan. In June a celebration of the 70th birthday of impr ...more
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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 ...more
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