CATLETT, Elizabeth. For my People. By Margaret Walker. Illustrated with six full-page colour lithographs by Elizabeth Catlett. Folio. Original publisher's red cloth, housed in black cloth box. New York: Limited Editions Club,1992.
To illustrate Margaret Walker's best-known poem, For My People, Elizabeth Catlett has created five multi-colored lithographs. Beautiful and striking, Catlett's images borrow from the African tradition of using form to communicate spirit and purpose.The poem mourns the losses, chronicles the endurance, and celebrates the survival of African Americans and looks to a future of liberation and justice.Walker was the first African American writer to win the Yale Younger Poets award for her first collection featuring this title poem in 1942.
From the edition limited to 400 copies signed by the author and artist. As new.
Item nr. 163616