Micro Review: Chasing Utopia by Nikki Giovanni

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  • February 14, 2018
Chasing Utopia by Nikki Giovanni
William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013
IBSN: 9780688156978
Reviewed by Melanie Cornejo


Beyond poignant, Nikki Giovanni’s Chasing Utopia is delicious. It is a perfectly plated meal for its consumer to devour and savor simultaneously. Giovanni opens a window for her readers to see into her memories, her recipes, her fears. She is able to open the world for us – invites us to see expanse of beauty and pain beside her. Maybe she’s able to execute this so well because, as she says:

but then I don’t
Facebook       or
Twitter                    or
Youtube         or
Ask anyone’s permission

You can’t mistake Giovanni’s voice for anyone else’s – it’s entirely hers and, after your first taste of Chasing Utopia, you’ll start calling her your friend.

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