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Gemini : an extended autobiographical statement on my first twenty-five years of being a Black poet / Nikki Giovanni.

Author/Creator:
Giovanni, Nikki author.
Publication:
Indianapolis ; New York : The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., [1972] , ©1971
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 149, [1] pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Giovanni, Nikki.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
African American poets -- Biography.
Giovanni, Nikki.
African American poets.
Poets, American.
Form/Genre:
Lask Poetry Collection.
Autobiographies.
Biography.
Autobiographies.
Place of Publication:
United States Indiana Indianapolis.
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Contents:
Introduction / Barbara Crosby
400 Mulvaney Street
For a four-year-old
On being asked what it’s like to be black
A revolutionary tale
Don’t have a baby till you read this
It’s a case of…
A spiritual view of Lena Horne
The weather is a cultural determiner
The beginning is zero
Black poems, poseurs, and power
The sound of soul, by Phyllis Garland: a book review with a poetic insert
Convalescence - compared to what?
Gemini - a prolonged autobiographical statement on why.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks, with her bookplate on half-title leaf and her embossed stamp on p. [v].
Banks Collection copy signed by the author on title leaf.
Banks Collection copy: dust jacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Lask, Thomas (donor) (RBC copy)
Banks, Joanna (bookplate) (donor) (stamp) (Banks Collection copy)
Giovanni, Nikki (autograph) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1972
Contributor:
Bobbs-Merrill Company, publisher.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Giovanni, Nikki. Gemini.
OCLC:
231224
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