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ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748122363

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ON SALE: 2nd September 2010

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

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From the beloved and bestselling author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, this memoir chronicles Maya Angelou’s involvement with the civil rights movement.

‘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. The fourth volume of her enthralling autobiography finds Maya Angelou immersed in the world of black writers and artists in Harlem, working in the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King.

‘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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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 brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman
President Barack Obama
The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace
President Bill Clinton