Nikki Giovanni is a distinguished African American writer and poet whose work brought her to prominence in the late '60s. Her poetry reflects those turbulent times; she writes about the Black rights movement and social issues and was often labeled "political", "a revolutionary" and "controversial". She employs her affirmative musical language of her. Black womanhood and celebrates her distinct roles as lover, poet and feminist.
3.I Am She
4.Hands: For Mothers Day
6.You Were Gone
7.What It Is
10.Things That Go Together
11.A Greater Love Of God And Country
12.All Eyes On U - (for 2Pac Shakur, 1971-96)
13.A Poem (For Langston Hughes)
14.Geni In The Jar
15.When Gamble And Huff Ruled
16.You See: Brother Brother Brother
17.But Since You Finally Asked
18.And Yeah...This Is A Love Poem
Recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Includes liner notes by Rita J. Barnes.
In Philadelphia is a wonderful collection of 18 poems performed live in Philadelphia by Nikki Giovanni. The poetry here is graceful, passionate and thought-provoking, providing an excellent entry to Giovanni's work. ~ Leo Stanley