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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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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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

This book was given to me by a friend and co-worker from my days working in Chicago in the late 90s. It was to wish me well as my then-boyfriend and I were headed off to get married and move back to Orlando to begin our married life together. Such a great read. And a reminder of a good friend. 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.