Gather Together in My Name

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 12, 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves.

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There is nothing glossed over in this second installment of Maya Angelou's autobiography. It chronicles her late teen years, when her drive to provide for her son and her need to be provided for by ... Read full review

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I'm very much enjoying reading this book. I had only read bits of her poetry or seen quotes up until now. I appreciate how brutally honest she is about everything she experienced, and all that she ... Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Poet, writer, performer, teacher and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then went to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?, as well as the celebrated poem "On the Pulse of Morning," which she read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton.

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