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Griot African-American Book Discussion

The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni by Nikki Giovanni

2020-02-18 18:30:00 2020-02-18 19:45:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion Griot features books by African-American authors. February's selection: The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1995 by Nikki Giovanni. Eola Road Branch

Tuesday, February 18
6:30pm - 7:45pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-18 18:30:00 2020-02-18 19:45:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion Griot features books by African-American authors. February's selection: The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1995 by Nikki Giovanni. Eola Road Branch

Eola Road Branch

Eola 108 Small Meeting Room

Griot features books by African-American authors. February's selection: The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1995 by Nikki Giovanni.

Monthly book discussion featuring works by African-American authors. For copies of the book, pick up a copy at Eola Road Branch Adult Reference desk (2nd floor), or contact Becky Clark at 630-264-3420.

Book description:

When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged from the Black Rights Movement in the late 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and controversial poets of the era. Finally, here is the first compilation of Nikki Giovanni's poetry. It is the testimony of a life's work from one of the commanding voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape at the end of the twentieth century. From the revolutionary "The Great Pax Whitie" and "Poem for Aretha" to the sublime "Ego Tripping" and the tender "My House," these 150 mind-speaking, truth-telling poems are at once powerful yet sensual, angry yet affirming. Arranged chronologically, they reflect the changes Giovanni has endured as a Black woman, lover, mother, teacher, and poet. Here is the evocation of a nation's past and present -- intensely personal and fiercely political -- from one of our most compassionate, outspoken observers. (publisher description)

 

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Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-3400
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Becky Clark

Hours
Mon, Feb 17 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

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