All God's Children Need Traveling Shoesby Maya Angelou
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes takes Maya to Ghana, where she joins a community of black Americans. In a vivid celebration of the sights, sounds, and feelings of Africa, Maya Angelou also explores what it means to be African-American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters, but where American-ness asserts itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. Once again, she longs for home.
Janet Boyarin Blundell, M . L . S . , Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, N.J.
Jackie Gropman, Fairfax County Public Library, Va.
"This is a superb account by a great woman who has embraced a difficult destiny with rare intelligence and infectious joie de vivre." —The Boston Globe
"Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace." —The Washington Post Book World
"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
- Cengage Gale
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Meet the Author
Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she also wrote a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, and five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing? She died in 2014.
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Date of Birth:
- April 4, 1928
- Place of Birth:
- St. Louis, Missouri
- High school in Atlanta and San Francisco
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