A memoir of politics and activism, from the bestselling and beloved author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
It is 1964 and Maya
Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now
seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is
pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in
full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside
her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. In this marvellous
account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion
and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic
She writes of 'Jimmy' Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, and of friends and family, and finishes with the beginnings of her career as one of America's most impressive memoir writers. 'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . .
. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY 'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States.
She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original.
There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON
A Song Flung Up to Heaven - Dr Maya Angelou
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