Soul, Jazz Poetry. Black Ivory was Wanda Robinson's first spoken word album. Her work can be seen as a precursor to Hip Hop. Unhappy with her treatment from the music industry, Wanda left and changed her name to Laini Mataka.
As Laini Mataka, she has several books of her poetry published:
1988 - Never as Strangers
1994 - Restoring the Queen
2000 - Bein a Strong Black Woman Can Get U Killed