All God's children need traveling shoes

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Random House, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
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Reissued in hardcover with an elegant new jacket, this autobiographical work 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 Angelo also explores what it means to be an African-American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters, but where American-ness asserts itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking.

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Review: All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #5)

User Review  - DamnUnwitty - Goodreads

About her time in Ghana. It was wonderful. Read full review

Review: All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #5)

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

I grabbed this to read when Maya Angelou died, thinking it was a stand-alone. Alas, it's not, and I've only read the first in the series back in high school. I liked this, I learned a lot, I'll read ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

MAYA ANGELOU is a poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director. 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, and "A Brave and Startling Truth," written at the request of the United Nations and read at its fiftieth anniversary. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.