The Fat Black Woman’s Poems

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Run naturally and economically off the tongue. Beneath the folk rhythms and the lyrical simplicities, Nichols’s poems preach disquiet.

 
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The Fat Black Woman’s Poems

Grace 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’.

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