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Written by:
Sonia Sanchez, American, born 1934  Search this
Published by:
Thunder's Mouth Press, American, 2007  Search this
Illustrated by:
Loretta Li  Search this
Photograph by:
Rich Addicks, American  Search this
ink on paper with adhesive
H x W x D (Closed): 8 1/2 × 5 3/8 × 5/16 in. (21.6 × 13.7 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (Open (on cradle)): 2 × 10 3/8 × 8 1/2 in. (5.1 × 26.4 × 21.6 cm)
Place printed:
United States, North and Central America
April 1988
A paperback, signed, first edition, seventh printing of Homegirls & Handgrenades by Sonia Sanchez. The front cover of the book is red with a centrally-featured illustration of an encircled magenta and black floral pattern. Surrounding the circle is a darker red border. Above and below the circle is black text that reads [SONIA / SANCHEZ / homegirls / & / handgrenades]. The back cover of the book is red and features in the center a small black-and-white photograph of the author in profile view, holding her fingers to her lips. Above and below the photograph are three endorsements of Homegirls & Handgrenades and Sonia Sanchez. Along the spine is the author’s name and book title written in black text, oriented sideways, [SONIA SANCHEZ homegirls & handgrenades], and the publisher’s initials written in white text, oriented sideways, [TMP]. A handwritten inscription in black ink on the first flyleaf reads, [to Sister Barbara- / Walk Beautifully! / In love/struggle,- / Sonia Sanchez / 1990]. There are seventy-seven (77) interior pages that are white with black type and thirty-two (32) poems and prose pieces, divided into four parts.
African American  Search this
Identity  Search this
Language  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© 1987 Sonia Sanchez
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