Nikki Giovanni Quotes

go barefoot and be warm all the time not only when you go to bed and sleep
Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943), U.S. poet. Knoxville, Tennessee (l. 20-24). . . Black Poets, The. Dudley Randall, ed. (1971) Bantam Books.
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Childhood remembrances are always a drag if you're Black
Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943), U.S. poet. Nikki-Rosa (l. 1-2). . . Modern Poems; an Introduction to Poetry. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (1976) W. W. Norton & Company.
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and I really hope no white person ever has cause to write about me because they never understand Black love is Black wealth and they'll probably talk about my hard childhood and never understand that all the while I was quite happy.
Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943), U.S. poet. Nikki-Rosa (l. 24-27). . . Modern Poems; an Introduction to Poetry. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (1976) W. W. Norton & Company.
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...I really hope no white person ever has cause to write about me because they never understand Black love is Black wealth and they'll probably talk about my hard childhood and never understand that all the while I was quite happy.
Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943), African American poet. "Nikki Rose," lines 24-27 (April 1968).
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Mistakes are a fact of life It is the response to error that counts.
Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943), U.S. poet. Of Liberation, st. 16, Black Feeling/Black Talk/Black Judgement (1970).
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it's a sex object if you're pretty and no love or love and no sex if you're fat
Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943), U.S. poet. Woman Poem, Black Feeling/Black Talk/Black Judgement (1970).
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