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Book News Annotation:

Jordan's day-by-day memoir of her first 12 years depicts her developing into a political poet and essayist torn between her West Indian emigr<'e> parents: her father to whom the book is dedicated and who wanted her success on the white man's terms, and her mother, quiet, religious, and conflicted about her husband's near- militaristic methods to achieve success for their only child. Jordan is professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of its Poetry for the People program. No index.
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A not uncommon story is captured with astonishing beauty--the childhood of a gifted daughter whose immigrant parents must struggle in order to provide her with the educational and social opportunities not available to them, or, for that matter, to most blacks of her generation. Photos.

Synopsis:

The story of the childhood of poet June Jordan, a gifted daughter whose immigrant parents struggled in order to provide her with the educational and social opportunities not available to them, or, for that matter, to most blacks of her generation. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465036813
Subtitle:
A Poet's Childhood
Author:
Jordan, June
Publisher:
Basic Civitas Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Afro-American families
Subject:
Poets
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
African American poets
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
105-930
Publication Date:
20000425
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.55x5.85x1.06 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A not uncommon story is captured with astonishing beauty--the childhood of a gifted daughter whose immigrant parents must struggle in order to provide her with the educational and social opportunities not available to them, or, for that matter, to most blacks of her generation. Photos.
"Synopsis" by , The story of the childhood of poet June Jordan, a gifted daughter whose immigrant parents struggled in order to provide her with the educational and social opportunities not available to them, or, for that matter, to most blacks of her generation. Photos.
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