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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Absolutely love her writing style. - Goodreads
haunting, poetic, real, vivid imagery…love it. - Goodreads
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I forget what an incredible writer she is. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Pauline Evanosky - Goodreads

Reading “All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes” is a glimpse into Maya Angelou's heart during a period of time that she searched for her African heritage in the 1960s. All of us in the US originally ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Clare Diston - Goodreads

The last time we left Maya Angelou's autobiography she was living in Ghana, having left her African husband, and she was tending to her son who was in hospital after a car accident with a broken neck ... 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.