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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Good book

'All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes' by Maya Angelou is an outstanding book.If you are the type of person who likes to read about culture and heritage, you will like this book.The story tells about Maya's joining of a black colony in Ghana. She expresses her love a...
'All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes' by Maya Angelou is an outstanding book.If you are the type of person who likes to read about culture and heritage, you will like this book.The story tells about Maya's joining of a black colony in Ghana. She expresses her love and excitement of the of her new surroundings.She feels comfortable around all of the people who are like her, but in the end she ends up missing her home. There is romance, tragedy, and excitement in this edition of the story of Maya Angelou¿s life. I would definitely recommend this book.

posted by Anonymous on May 24, 2004

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A beatiful story

this book portrays a story about maya journey to the soul .... this book is the most beatiful thing i have ever read ....it made me cry

posted by Anonymous on March 31, 2008

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  • Posted October 31, 2010

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    A Great Book

    I think that this is, perhaps, one of Maya Angelou's most underrated books. I enjoyed it very much. Angelou has a nice writing style that drew me into her story about trying to get in touch with her identity and culture.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2005

    E.D. English

    This novel was written by Maya Angelou in 1986. It is very personal and invites you to see how things were through her eyes. ¿Angelou¿s journey into Africa is a journey into herself, into that part of every Afro-American¿s soul that is still wedded to Africa, that still yearns for a home.¿ (Chicago Tribune Book World). Maya Angelou uses this novel to explore the many things that she¿s comprised of. A big part of that is being African American. She does through a very metrical aspect of writing. The writing style she uses is amazing. This woman can work a pen and lets it be known. First and foremost she is known as a poet, but you can clearly see musicianship. Adding to that she is a performer. All of this can be drawn from this literary piece. It uniquely flows to stir the imagination of the reader. ¿The drums beckoned, the kings appeared, and the air nearly collapsed under the weight of dust and thudding drums and shouting jubilation.¿ (Page 60). In this statement alone you can picture many things. It sets an intense mood in which a reader tends to be drawn into. This is only one sentence from the novel, with no word of a doubt, showing there is much much more. Several novels look like they might match up just because of it¿s title. That¿s the first thing that either makes or breaks the way it is received by the public. The title All God¿s Children Need Traveling Shoes is received by the public in several ways. It may seem like a testimonial piece in which the writer professes they¿re faithfulness to God. Both parts of the spectrum would want to read it. Christians because of the sacredness of it. Atheists and other religions to oppose it. In all honesty that is not the case with this title. The title itself is Maya Angelou¿s statement of herself. Her works before this did not relay to the spiritual aspect of herself. For those who love her work, it entices them into reading the work just to get a better understanding of who Maya is. She is such an extraordinary person who puts herself in her writing. The great aspect of this novel is that it is endless.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    The world lost a phenomenal soul!

    I laughed, I cried. This book is beautifully written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    R.I.P.

    REST IN PEACE DEAR MS."ANGEL"OU.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    She is the best

    I didn't want this story to end. I love Maya Angelou.


    This was my very first "nook" book. Nice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    Great!

    I finished this book in less than 24hours. I couldn't put it down

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