Gather Together in My Name

Gather Together in My Name

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by Maya Angelou
     
 

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This second book from Angelou's autobiographical series follows "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." With gripping poignancy, wisdom, and a fierce passion (dosed with a dash of humor) she tells the story of her life as a young black woman in 1940s America, beginning with her teen years. See more details below

Overview

This second book from Angelou's autobiographical series follows "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." With gripping poignancy, wisdom, and a fierce passion (dosed with a dash of humor) she tells the story of her life as a young black woman in 1940s America, beginning with her teen years.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
"The book is a gem. It presents a descriptive picture of the texture of the lives and times of many black people in the late '40s before the dawn of civil rights."
The New Yorker
"Miss Angelou tells the story of this dauntless, reckless, foolish girl with few flourishes; it doesn't need them."
New Times Book Review
"Maya Angelou's second book about her life as a young black woman in America is engrossing and vital, rich and funny and wise...Maya Angelou writes like a song, and like the truth."
From the Publisher
“Engrossing and vital, rich and funny and wise . . . Angelou writes like a song, and like the truth.”
–The New York Times Book Review

“A curiously heartening story in which decency, honor, truth, love do exist, imperfectly, fractionally and flickeringly, not in some Platonic realm of the ideal, but in the flawed lives of real men and women.”
–The Washington Post

“The book is a gem. It presents a descriptive picture of the texture of the lives and times of many black people in the late forties before the dawn of civil rights. It is so insightful and funny-sad, you catch yourself remembering your own young adulthood.”
–Chicago Tribune

“Rich, engaging . . . Angelou tells the story of this dauntless, reckless, foolish girl with few flourishes; it doesn’t need them.”
–The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553260663
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1985
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Date of Birth:
April 4, 1928
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
Education:
High school in Atlanta and San Francisco

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