Nikki Giovanni*

By. Lauren phillips


  1. June 7, 1943 (age 72
  2. Knoxville,tn
  3. Nikki Giovanni was born with the name of Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr.,



Nikki Giovanni - Think
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Character traits

Furthermore, these traits may have been inherited from, or at least encouraged by, her grandmother, Louvenia Watson, herself assertive and outspoken, as one learns in Giovanni’s autobiographical statement, Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-five Years of Being a Black Poet (1971). As Giovanni grew older, these traits merged into the one which brought her to the attention of both the literary world and the political establishment during the 1960’s: militance.


As a child, Giovanni moved with her parents to the black middle-class suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, where her mother worked as a supervisor for the Welfare Department and her father worked as a social worker.


she has a lot of poems
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We love because it's the only true adventure.

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.

If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else.

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

show me someone not full of herself and i'll show you a hungry person