POETS YOU SHOULD BE READING: BOBBI SYKES

Bobbi Sykes was an Australian poet, author and civil rights activist who fought for Australian Aboriginal rights.

As a juvenile, Sykes experienced a difficult life; expelled from school at age 14 and later became pregnant after she was sexually assaulted.

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Sykes’s early poetry was published in 1979 in the book ‘Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Acts.

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Sykes later received a PhD in Education from Harvard University in 1983 becoming the first black Australian to graduate from a United States university.

 

 

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