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Nichols, Grace


ISBN 9780349017402, 0349017409
Paperback | 96 pages


is a fat black woman
walking the fields
pressing a breezed
to her cheek
while the sun lights up
her feet

 Nichols gives us images that stare us straight in the eye, images of joy, challenge, accusation. Her 'fat black woman' is brash; rejoices in herself; poses awkward questions to politicians, rulers, suitors, to a white world that still turns its back. Grace Nichols writes in a language that is wonderfully vivid yet economical of the pleasures and sadnesses of memory, of loving, of 'the power to be what I am, a woman, charting my own futures'.

The Fat Black Woman's Poems (Paperback)

SKU: 9780349017402

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