A Rock Against the Wind: African-American Poems and Letters of Love and Passion

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Lindsay Patterson
Berkley Publishing Group, 1996 - African Americans - 194 pages
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Spanning generations, from the words of Langston Hughes to Maya Angelou, this powerful collection of more than 100 African-American love poems and letters speaks to black men and women about romance, seduction, pride, lost love, memories, and lessons learned. Contributors include Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and many others.

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This is the sweetest book you will ever read. A large selection of African-American love poetry, it made me laugh out loud, caused me to think. A very healing, beautiful book. I keep this next to my Bible.

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This is one of the greatest collections of African-American love poems and love letters ever. I have read this book at least 20 times and each time I read these works of art, I feel exactly what black love is.


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