Sonia Sanchez


Sonia Sanchez Quotes

  • ''...I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), African American author and political activist. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).
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  • ''... in order to be a true revolutionary, you must understand love. Love, sacrifice, and death.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 10, by Claudia Tate (1985).
  • ''The black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the "Negro's" reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), African American poet. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 10, by Claudia Tate (1985).

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Ballad

(after the spanish)


forgive me if i laugh
you are so sure of love
you are so young
and i too old to learn of love.

the rain exploding

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