Vol. 71 No. 3 (2023): NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics
Book Review

Book Review: Bessie Smith

Susan J. Behrens
Marymount Manhattan College

Published 2023-08-22


Bessie Smith: A Poet’s Biography of a Blues Legend. By Jackie Kay. New York: Vintage. 2021. Pp. 224. Price $16.95 (Paperback). ISBN 13: 978-0593314271.


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