Ain't I a woman! poems by black and white women

by Illona Linthwaite (Editor)

Paperback, 1987

Local notes

Includes work by lesbian writers Audre Lorde, U A Fanthorpe, Sappho, Mary Dorcey, Gillian Hanscombe, among many other poets.


Spanning the centuries from Sappho's Greece to modern South Africa, the voices of these women poets express themes of love, motherhood, injustice, loss, and racial and sexual oppression. The sequence of the poems moves from youth to old age, and they bear witness to the triumphs as well as the pain and frustration of women in many times and in many places. Among the poets whose work is included are Anna Akhmatova, Maya Angelou, Judith Kazantzis, Gabriela Mistral, Marge Piercy, Irina Ratushinskaya, and Alice Walker.


Virago Press, London (1987), 192 pages

Call number

821 LIN


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