All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes
The author tells of her experiences in West Africa as a black American studying a society where blacks are the majority. In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of 'Revolutionist Returnees' inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism. 'All God's children need traveling shoes' is her perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African-American on the mother continent.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes is the fifth in a series of seven autobiographies by Maya Angelou. I have yet to read the last two, but this volume is the least compelling thus far. Angelou's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VikkiLaw - LibraryThing
Angelou remembers (re)meeting Malcolm X during his visit to Ghana. Before he left, he said to her, "When you hear that the Urban League or the NAACP is giving a formal banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria ... Read full review