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Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni Jr. is an American writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world's most well-known African American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children's literature. She has won numerous awards, including the Langston Hughes Medal, the NAACP Image Award, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award,for her Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection. Additionally, she has recently been named as one of Oprah Winfrey’s twenty- five “Living Legends.” Giovanni gained initial fame in the late 1960s as one of the foremost authors of the Black Arts ... more on Wikipedia

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