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I've Been a Woman

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ISBN-10: 0883781123

ISBN-13: 9780883781128

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sonia Sanchez

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The author of several books of poetry, Sanchez' I've Been A Woman is the dynamic transcendental female voice of one of the finest poets of our time. Includes Black Magic: Blk Rhetoric and Blues.
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Book details

List price: $10.00
Publisher: Third World Press
Publication date: 6/1/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 101
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Born in Alabama, educated in New York City, Sanchez is a leading poet of the Black Arts Movement, whose poetry is written from political, economic, and social concerns as well as literary ones. Although her literary focus has been primarily to express her experience as an African American woman, Sanchez claims, "if you write from a black experience, you're writing from a universal experience as well." Sanchez's poems are direct, colloquial, and often militant. Many of her works are for children, such as her "poems for young brothas and sistuhs," as she puts it in It's a New Day (1971). Yet she also writes with tenderness about love. As academic interest in the voices of women and African…