The Heart of a Woman

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Bantam Books, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 324 pages
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Memoirist, novelist, poet, and dramatist, Maya Angelou is one of the best-loved writers of our time. She is widely acclaimed for her searing, inspiring writings--and she has been praised for confronting both the racial and sexual pressures on black women, and for infusing her work with a perspective on larger social and political movements, including civil rights. In the volumes of her bestselling personal story--one of the most remarkable narratives ever shared--Maya Angelou writes about the struggles and triumphs of her extraordinary life with candor, humor, poignancy, and grace. These include: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings The classic autobiography of her young years. Gather Together In My Name The coming-of-age story of her struggle for survival as a young unwed mother. Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas The saga of her show business career, her failed marriage, and her early motherhood. The Heart of a Woman The turbulent story of her emergence as a writer and a political activist. Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now Her exhilarating collection of wisdom, spirituality, and life lessons.

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou; {acquired 10/12/2007}; (4*) This book is a wonderful inspiration for women. Maya Angelou had many obstacles to overcome in her life and not one stopped her. She ... Read full review

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User Review  - LJT - LibraryThing

I've loved Maya Angelous's previous autobiographies. I enjoy her poetry and greatly admire her achievements. This book I did not enjoy as much because I found that one of my heroines has element of racism that is truly unfortunate, though, perhaps, understandable. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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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