Shaker, why don't you sing?
Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time.
"The wisdom, rue and humor of her storytelling are borne on a lilting rhythm completely her own, the product of a born writer's senses nourished on black church singing and preaching, soft mother talk and salty street talk, and on literature: James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Shakespeare and Gorki." -- "The New York Times Book Review."
"Black, bitter and beautiful, she speaks of our survival." -- James Baldwin.
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Review: Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?User Review - Amy - Goodreads
Fantastic. All throughout high school I made a point to not read poetry for fun. Maya Angelou, however, is incredibly addicting. Her topics are heavy but somehow colours them lightly with her words. Wonderful. Read full review
Review: Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?User Review - Mike Jensen - Goodreads
This is Angelou's fourth book, and the second in which she is a really great poet. I'm especially impressed by those reveling in her sexuality, looking cynically on relationships, celebrating African ... Read full review