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Description - A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Dr Maya Angelou

A memoir of politics and activism, from the bestselling and beloved author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

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

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 political period. 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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844085064
ISBN-10: 1844085066
Format: Paperback / softback
(133mm x 201mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, author of five previous volumes of autobiography and several books of poetry, has been an actress, dancer, singer, film director and political activist. She now has a life-time appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

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