- Name: Nikki Giovanni
- Born: 06/07/1943 (77 years old)
- Occupation: Writer, poet, activist, educator
- Website: http://www.nikki-giovanni.com/
Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni Jr. (born June 7, 1943) is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world’s most well-known African-American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children’s literature. She has won numerous awards, including the Langston Hughes Medal and the NAACP Image Award. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her poetry album, The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection. Additionally, she has been named as one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 “Living Legends”.
Birth Name: Yolande Cornelia Giovanni Jr.
Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Nikki Giovanni quotes :
A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it.Nikki Giovanni
I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.Nikki Giovanni
I am totally fascinated by people and our history as I understand and continue to explore it. People have so much to give and so far to go and yet we have given and gone a great distance. It's really just interesting to ask: why not? And see where that takes me.Nikki Giovanni