Margaret Walker became the first African American to win a national literary award when her collection "For My People" was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1942. Over the next fifty years she enriched American literature in endless ways through her writings and, in 1993, she received the National Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. "This Is My Century" is Walker's own defining summation of her career. Selected by the author herself, the one hundred poems include thirty-seven previously uncollected pieces and ...

This Is My Century 1989, University of Georgia Press

ISBN-13: 9780820311340