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FOR MY PEOPLE

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Publication Date: 
October 1, 2019
Format: 
PB
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Trim Size: 
8.1in. x 5.3in. x 0.3in.
ISBN: 
9780300246407
About This Item: 
An exploration of race and heritage, For My People is the first book by poet and novelist Margaret Walker (1915-1998) and the 41st volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Considered among the most important collections of poetry written by a participant in the Black Chicago Renaissance, For My People is a series of ballad poems with memorable characters, including the New Orleans sorceress Molly Means, Kissie Lee, a tough young woman who dies "with her boots on switching blades", Poppa Chicken, an urban drug dealer and pimp, John Henry, killed by a ten-pound hammer, and Stagolee, who kills a white officer but eludes a lynch mob. The memorable title poem evokes the power of resilience not only for black people, but for all people.
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Binding: 
PB

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