- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Nikki Giovanni (Critical Survey of Poetry: American Poets)
- Nikki Giovanni (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Nikki Giovanni (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Nikki Giovanni (The Sixties in America)
At a glance:
- Author: Nikki Giovanni
- First Published: 1968
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The 1960’s
- Setting: A city in the United States
- Characters: Kim, Her mother, Her father, Bertha
- Genres: Social realism, Short fiction
- Subjects: African Americans, 1960's, United States or Americans, Parents and children, Revolutionaries, Blacks, Women, Students or student life
- Locales: United States, North America
Kim, an African American woman in her early twenties, is explaining to someone that it is her roommate Bertha’s fault that she is late. Kim was politically conservative until she became friends with Bertha, a black activist. Under Bertha’s influence, Kim has grown her hair out into an Afro and has stopped getting involved with white men. This ideological decision, however, has cost her money, for she had been receiving some financial support from white men. Now that she has no income, Bertha suggests that she get a job; however, Kim decides to go on welfare...
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