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Gather Together In My Name

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844085026

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 2nd September 2010

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Autobiography: General

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The sequel to I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

‘A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman’ Barack Obama

Maya Angelou’s volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In the sequel to her bestselling I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou is a young mother in California, unemployed, embarking on brief affairs and transient jobs in shops and night-clubs, turning to prostitution and the world of narcotics. Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate life with dignity, wisdom, humour and humanity.

‘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

Reviews

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
Angelou's stature as a writer, a woman, a black, grows, walks tall
Kirkus Reviews
This is the story of a great heroine who knows the meaning of a struggle and never loses her pride or dignity. Indeed, her story makes me proud of the human race
John Oliver Killens
A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman
Barack Obama
The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace
Bill Clinton
She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds
Oprah Winfrey
Engrossing and vital, rich and funny and wise . . . Angelou writes like a song, and like the truth
New York Times Book Review