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On My Journey Now

By Nikki Giovanni

With the passion of a poet and the knowledge of a historian, Nikki Giovanni tells the story of Africans in America through the glorious words of spirituals.

Ever since she was a little girl attending three different churches, poet Nikki Giovanni has loved the spirituals. Now, with the passion of a poet and the knowledge of a historian, she paints compelling portraits of the lives of her ancestors through the words of songs such as "Go Down, Moses" and "Ain’t Got Time to Die," celebrating a people who overcame enslavement and found a way to survive, to worship, and to build. Back matter includes a glossary, a bibliography, source notes, recommended recordings, an index of song titles, and an index.

  • Garnered a starred review in Booklist and a mention in O Magazine; selected as a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age
  • Nikki Giovanni is a highly-respected and well-known poet, scholar, and activist
  • A unique perspective on African American history

About the author

Nikki Giovanni is the author of several books for children, most recently ROSA, illustrated by Bryan Collier. Three of her poetry collections for adults have received NAACP Image Awards. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.

ISBN: 9780763643805
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2010
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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