Sonia Sanchez


Quotations

  • ''...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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Personal Letter No. 3

nothing will keep
us young you know
not young men or
women who spin
their youth on
cool playing sounds.
we are what we
are what we never
think we are.

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