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Nikki Giovanni

Poet (born 7-Jun-1943)


Virginia C. Fowler. Nikki Giovanni. Twayne Publishers. 1992. 192pp.

Virginia C. Fowler (editor). Conversations with Nikki Giovanni. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 1992. 244pp.

Nikki Giovanni; Margaret Walker. A Poetic Equation: Conversations Between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker. Washington, DC: Howard University Press. 1974. 135pp.

Nikki Giovanni. Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-Five Years of Being a Black Poet. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1971. 149pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.256)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.101)

  8. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.308-11)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.283)

  10. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.194)

  11. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.189)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.274)

  13. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.72)

  14. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.430)

  15. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.349)

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