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Homegirls and Handgrenades Paperback – April 1, 2007

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Sonia Sanchez is a poet, activist, and scholar. She was the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University until her retirement and is one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement. She is the author of thirteen books.
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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: White Pine Press (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893996808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893996809
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sonia Sanchez--poet, activist, scholar--was the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University. She is the recipient of both the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award. One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez is the author of sixteen books.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Nystrom on November 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
When Sonia Sanchez talks, people tend to listen. I've seen it in person while taking a class with her at Naropa, and I feel it jumping off the page. She simply embodies charisma and power, personally and in her writing.

Her formats range from near-short-story prose-poem pieces to haiku-like meditations that keep your hand from turning the page as you chew on her powerful images of hobos on trains, neighbors upstairs, and people playing handball against the side of a filling station.

She inserts chants and machinegunfire descriptions that make expert use of open and projective verse, leaving the reader with a sense that poetry can, and will, take many forms to get one's point across effectively. Read this collection and walk away with a better understanding of how Sonia relates to the world.
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By Karise on April 7, 2013
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book in great condition and a great read, Sanchez is an excellent story teller with a different view on things
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By Talibah on March 12, 2015
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Great book, an uplift for young sistas
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ashley on October 6, 2011
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Great book! This item was received in a timely manner and in brand new condition. Over all I was pleased with both the item and the eco-friendly way that it was packaged.
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