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Book cover of The Fat Black Woman's Poems By Grace Nichols

The Fat Black Woman's Poems - Grace Nichols


A stunning collection of poems from Grace Nichols, winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2021

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 - Grace Nichols

  • The book is in fair condition. Some wear on the cover and some aging of the pages.


    ISBN:    9780860686354
    Publisher:    Little, Brown
    Pub date:    13 Sep 1984
    Language:    English
    Number of pages:    64

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