All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes

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Vintage Books, 1991 - Social Science - 208 pages
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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User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
10
Section 3
14
Section 4
24
Section 5
29
Section 6
32
Section 7
43
Section 8
77
Section 9
89
Section 10
96
Section 11
196
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About the author (1991)

Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she also wrote a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, and five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? She died in 2014.

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