When: Mon 21st Oct
Where: Royal Festival hall
Named as one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 ‘living legends’, the poet and activist discusses the power of literature with poet and critic Bridget Minamore.
Nikki Giovanni has been widely lauded for her honest reflections on subjects including race and politics, friendship and sexual desire, motherhood and loneliness.
Her first published volumes of poetry grew out of the pressing need she saw to raise awareness and respond to the political plight of black people in America.
Her work made her a leading light in the Black Arts Movement of the mid 1960s to mid 1970s, alongside Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, bell hooks, Audre Lorde and Faith Ringgold.