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Title Adam of Ifé : Black women in praise of Black men : poems / edited and with a foreword by Naomi Long Madgett ; illustrated by Carl Owens ; cover by Paul Goodnight.
Imprint Detroit, Mich. : Lotus Press, [1992]
©1992
Edition First edition.

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Subject American poetry -- African American authors.
American poetry -- Women authors.
African American men in literature.
Alt Name Madgett, Naomi Cornelia Long.
Owens, Carl,
Description 1 online resource (234 pages) : illustrations
Edition First edition.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Includes index.
Contents To be a man / Karla Francesca Brundage -- Praises / Irma McClaurin -- Katumwbe / Maketa Groves -- Sunflowers and Saturdays / Melba Joyce Boyd -- A little black poem 4 Larry / Leslie Reese -- A father's teaching / Elana Hayes -- Resurrections [#36] / Gloria Oden -- Even though we never went camping / Maria Madison -- My dad Is a magician / Leslie Reese -- A real father / Burniece Avery -- Papi was a dancing man / Avotcja -- For my father: on the gift of another eye / Dolores Kendrick -- Search / Johari Mahasin Rashad -- Poem for my father / Erica Annette Pierce -- Seasons / Rosalie Shannon -- J. Harrington: good/man Mississippi's son / A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds -- This warrior / Paulette Childress White -- The coach / Satiafa -- My father / May Miller -- He lives in me / Naomi Long Madgett -- Papa / Nubia Kai -- In knowledge of young boys / Toi Derricotte -- Birthday / Hilda Vest -- Oronde / Paulette Childress White -- Precious flowers / Greta White -- My gift to you / Johari Mahasin Rashad -- Waiting / Marilyn Elain Carmen -- I will not let them take you / Opal Palmer Adisa -- Sisterlove 1 / Johari Mahasin Rashad -- For Uri at 16 / Aneb Kgositsile -- To Kyasa, little brother / Aneb Kgositsile -- Young blood / Opal Palmer Adisa -- Nephews / Stella L. Crews -- From father to son / Opal Palmer Adisa -- Four poems for Gordon / Pinkie Gordon Lane -- For my brother / Monifa Atungaye -- My brother's hand / Dolores Kendrick -- To Darnell and Johnny / Melba Joyce Boyd -- October lament / Naomi Long Madgett -- A song of praise for the often overlooked men / Opal Palmer Adisa -- You are like the coming of dawn / Irma McClaurin -- Sam / Beverly Jarrett -- For yellow roses / Collette Armstead -- What I love / Devorah Major -- For Leonard / Naomi Long Madgett -- Song for my beloved / Erica Annette Pierce -- As I recount my love / Naomi F. Faust -- Black satin stallion / Phavia Kujichagulia -- On the edges / Karen Halliburton -- Love dreadlocked / Aneb Kgositsile -- Before making love / Toi Derricotte -- Desert / Karla Francesca Brundage -- Romance / Phavia Kujichagulia -- Seeking a more private word / Opal Palmer Adisa -- Peaches / Karla Francesca Brundage -- For the one / Jennifer E. Smith -- Summer Is coming / Pearl Cleage -- Harry's Afro hut / Lucy E. Thornton-Berry -- Direction / Aneb Kgositsile -- Blue lights in the basement / Pearl Cleage -- The clothes you color / [Malika] Odessa Davis -- A poem of praise / Jennifer E. Smith -- I am Willie or Amos ... / Aneb Kgositsile -- All the brothers / Beth Brown Preston -- Just love / Karen Halliburton -- Curtis Michael / Stella L. Crews -- Beautiful Black men / Nikki Giovanni -- Afrikan poet, arise / Wanda G. Winbush -- A short poem for righteous brothas because you are ... / Jennifer E. Smith -- Never on prime time / Lucy E. Thornton-Berry -- Who's really got the power? / Lucy E. Thornton-Berry -- Nat Turner / Nubia Kai -- Commitment 2 / Jayne Cortez -- Alain LeRoy Locke / May Miller -- Martin / Roxanne Whitaker -- Martin Luther King / Naomi F. Faust -- Little Mecca / Beth Brown Preston -- Malcolm / Nubia Kai -- Malcolm X / Roxanne Whitaker -- George Jackson / Jill Witherspoon Boyer -- Marley no die / Linda Cousins -- The league of defense / Melba Joyce Boyd -- Walk proud, my brother / Sibyl Rae Collins -- Mandala for Mandela / Aneb Kgositsile -- Black poet / Naomi Long Madgett -- To Langston / Regina B. Jennings -- On witnessing the receipt of an honorary degree by Sterling Brown / Beth Brown Preston -- Robert Hayden / Sybil Kein -- For Robert Hayden / May Miller -- Epitaph for Etheridge Knight / Melba Joyce Boyd -- For Haki / Satiafa -- A call-to-action poem / Jennifer E. Smith -- Zakee / Linda Cousins -- Barbecue Bob Hicks / Sybil Kein -- Herman / A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds -- Cousin George / A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds -- Uncle Gus / Dolores Kendrick -- Drum man / Wanda G. Winbush -- Leadbelly / Sybil Kein -- Jelly Roll Morton / Sybil Kein -- Louie / Sybil Kein -- Thots of Coltrane / Kenyette Adrine-Robinson -- Hendrix / Maketa Groves -- B.B. King / Sybil Kein -- Max Roach, the rhythm wizard / Avotcja -- African sunrunner / Wanda G. Winbush -- "The sun do move" / Naomi Long Madgett -- The blacksmith / Monifa Atungaye -- The janitor (circa 1940) / May Miller -- Joe Louis / Nubia Kai -- Muhammad Ali / Naomi F. Faust -- The champ vs. Coopman / Beth Brown Preston -- The polishers of brass / Toi Derricotte -- Like a phoenix / Sibyl Rae Collins -- Frontline / A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds -- Search for Black men: Vietnam post-mortem / Beverly Fields Burnette -- Don't listen / Abimbola Adama -- Receptive perspective / J.E.M. Jones -- The mask / Irma McClaurin -- Bring them home / Aneb Kgositsile -- Of men and clouds / Shirley Hayden-Whitley -- To the Black man / Cheryl Lynn Pastor -- Warriors welcome / Phavia Kujichagulia.
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ISBN 058518254X (electronic bk.)
9780585182544 (electronic bk.)
0916418804
9780916418809
OCLC # 45732994
Additional Format Print version: Adam of Ifé. 1st ed. Detroit, Mich. : Lotus Press, ©1992 0916418804 (OCoLC)25599938
Table of Contents
 Foreword 
 To Be a Man / Karla Francesca Brundage17
 Praises / Irma McClaurin21
 Katumwbe / Maketa Groves22
 sunflowers and saturdays / Melba Joyce Boyd23
 A Little Black Poem 4 Larry / Leslie Reese25
 A Father's Teaching / Elana Hayes26
 Resurrections [#36] / Gloria Oden27
 Even Though We Never Went Camping / Maria Madison28
 My Dad Is a Magician / Leslie Reese29
 A Real Father / Burniece Avery32
 Papi Was a Dancing Man / Avotcja33
 For My Father: On the Gift of Another Eye / Dolores Kendrick35
 Search / Johari Mahasin Rashad38
 Poem for My Father / Erica Annette Pierce39
 Seasons / Rosalie Shannon40
 j. harrington: good/man mississippi's son / A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds41
 This Warrior / Paulette Childress White43
 The Coach / Satiafa44
 My Father / May Miller45
 He Lives in Me / Naomi Long Madgett46
 Papa / Nubia Kai48
 In Knowledge of Young Boys / Toi Derricotte53
 birthday / Hilda Vest54
 Oronde / Paulette Childress White55
 Precious Flowers / Greta White56
 My Gift to You / Johari Mahasin Rashad57
 Waiting / Marilyn Elain Carmen58
 I Will Not Let Them Take You / Opal Palmer Adisa59
 Sisterlove 1 / Johari Mahasin Rashad61
 For Uri at 16 / Aneb Kgositsile62
 To Kyasa, Little Brother / Aneb Kgositsile63
 young blood / Opal Palmer Adisa64
 Nephews / Stella L. Crews66
 From Father to Son / Opal Palmer Adisa67
 Four Poems for Gordon / Pinkie Gordon Lane69
 For My Brother / Monifa Atungaye72
 My Brother's Hand / Dolores Kendrick73
 To Darnell and Johnny / Melba Joyce Boyd75
 October Lament / Naomi Long Madgett76
 A Song of Praise for the Often Overlooked Men / Opal Palmer Adisa79
 You Are Like the Coming of Dawn / Irma McClaurin81
 Sam / Beverly Jarrett82
 For Yellow Roses / Collette Armstead83
 what i love / Devorah Major84
 For Leonard / Naomi Long Madgett85
 Song for My Beloved / Erica Annette Pierce86
 As I Recount My Love / Naomi F. Faust87
 Black Satin Stallion / Phavia Kujichagulia88
 On the Edges / Karen Halliburton89
 Love Dreadlocked / Aneb Kgositsile90
 Before Making Love / Toi Derricotte92
 Desert / Karla Francesca Brundage93
 Romance / Phavia Kujichagulia94
 Seeking a More Private Word / Opal Palmer Adisa96
 Peaches / Karla Francesca Brundage99
 For the One / Jennifer E. Smith100
 Summer Is Coming / Pearl Cleage103
 Harry's Afro Hut / Lucy E. Thornton-Berry104
 Direction / Aneb Kgositsile106
 Blue Lights in the Basement / Pearl Cleage107
 The Clothes You Color / [Malika] Odessa Davis108
 a poem of praise / Jennifer E. Smith109
 I Am Willie or Amos ... / Aneb Kgositsile110
 all the brothers / Beth Brown Preston111
 Just Love / Karen Halliburton112
 curtis michael / Stella L. Crews113
 Beautiful Black Men / Nikki Giovanni114
 Afrikan Poet, Arise / Wanda G. Winbush115
 a short poem for righteous brothas because you are .... / Jennifer E. Smith116
 Never on Prime Time / Lucy E. Thornton-Berry117
 Who's Really Got the Power? / Lucy E. Thornton-Berry118
 Nat Turner / Nubia Kai121
 Commitment 2 / Jayne Cortez123
 Alain LeRoy Locke / May Miller125
 Martin / Roxanne Whitaker126
 Martin Luther King / Naomi F. Faust127
 little mecca / Beth Brown Preston129
 Malcolm / Nubia Kai131
 Malcolm X / Roxanne Whitaker135
 George Jackson / Jill Witherspoon Boyer136
 marley no die / Linda Cousins138
 the league of defense / Melba Joyce Boyd139
 Walk Proud, My Brother / Sibyl Rae Collins141
 Mandala for Mandela / Aneb Kgositsile142
 Black Poet / Naomi Long Madgett143
 To Langston / Regina B. Jennings144
 On Witnessing the Receipt of an Honorary Degree by Sterling Brown / Beth Brown Preston145
 Robert Hayden / Sybil Kein147
 For Robert Hayden / May Miller149
 Epitaph for Etheridge Knight / Melba Joyce Boyd150
 For Haki / Satiafa153
 a call-to-action poem / Jennifer E. Smith154
 Zakee / Linda Cousins155
 Barbecue Bob Hicks / Sybil Kein159
 herman / A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds160
 cousin george / A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds163
 Uncle Gus / Dolores Kendrick165
 Drum Man / Wanda G. Winbush167
 Leadbelly / Sybil Kein168
 Jelly Roll Morton / Sybil Kein169
 Louie / Sybil Kein170
 Thots of Coltrane / Kenyette Adrine-Robinson171
 Hendrix / Maketa Groves172
 B. B. King / Sybil Kein173
 Max Roach/the Rhythm Wizard / Avotcja174
 African Sunrunner / Wanda G. Winbush179
 "The Sun Do Move" / Naomi Long Madgett180
 The Blacksmith / Monifa Atungaye181
 The Janitor (Circa 1940) / May Miller182
 Joe Louis / Nubia Kai183
 Muhammad Ali / Naomi F. Faust186
 the champ vs. coopman / Beth Brown Preston189
 The Polishers of Brass / Toi Derricotte190
 Like a Phoenix / Sibyl Rae Collins193
 frontline / A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds194
 Search for Black Men: Vietnam Post-Mortem / Beverly Fields Burnette198
 Don't Listen / Abimbola Adama200
 Receptive Perspective / J. E. M. Jones205
 The Mask / Irma McClaurin206
 Bring Them Home / Aneb Kgositsile207
 Of Men and Clouds / Shirley Hayden-Whitley208
 To the Black Man / Cheryl Lynn Pastor209
 Warriors Welcome / Phavia Kujichagulia214
 Acknowledgments217
 Biographical Notes221
 Index of Authors and Titles231