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Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349017075

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A memoir about motherhood and music from the bestselling author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

‘A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman’ BARACK OBAMA


Maya Angelou’s seven 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 her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou’s life. She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of Porgy and Bess.

‘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

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The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace
Bill Clinton
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
She sees everything with an eye full of relish
Guardian
Maya Angelou is an inspiration
Independent on Sunday
A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman
Barack Obama
She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds
Oprah Winfrey
Once again the reader must marvel at this gifted woman's spirit and resistance and applaud the gusto with which she recaptures a past that has been plagued by indignities as often as it has been blessed by love
Observer