Maya Angelou
 
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  • Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou: a poet, writer, actress, director, playwright, civil rights activist, composer, polyglot. So many different terms describing one person only. A true Renaissance woman. She went through the mill from a black little girl discriminated against in the white society to an artist respected in the whole world, from childhood marked by traumatic experiences to adulthood filled with wisdom and good. Maya Angelou impresses with her inner strength and self-awareness, and draws attention of bigger and bigger masses of readers and fans. She is author of ten best-selling books and laureate of many awards from different fields. She received fifty honorary degrees from various colleges.

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    Mayas childhood
    Maya Angelou – a shortened biography covering her turbulent childhood and youth. It starts in 1928, when Maya Angelou was born, and ends in 1944, when she gave birth to her son, Guy.

    Mayas adulthood
    Maya Angelou – a shortened biography covering her exciting adult years. It starts in the end of the 1940s with Maya Angleou's marriage to Tosh Angelos, and ends in the beginning of the 1990s, when she delivered her poem “On the Pulse of the Morning” at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration.

    Prose
    Maya Angelou – presentation of bibliography. The page covers Maya Angelou's prose works: autobiographies ('I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'), essays ('A Song Flung Up to Heaven) and children's books ('Kofi and His Magic').

    Poetry
    Maya Angelou – presentation of bibliography. The page covers Maya Angelou's poetic works: 'Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie', 'And Still I Rise', 'Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems for Women'.

    Plays and screenplays
    Maya Angelou – presentation of bibliography. The page covers Maya Angelou's plays and screenplays: 'Ajax', 'Moon on a Rainbow Shawl', 'Georgia, Georgia'.

    Acting
    Maya Angelou – presentation of Maya Angelou's film and theatre appearances: 'The Blacks', 'Mother Courage', 'How to Make an American Quilt', 'Down in the Delta'.

    Nominations and awards
    Maya Angelou – Throughout her lifetime Maya Angelou won many awards and nominations, probably from all fields she was active in. The page presents a selection of them from the year 1970 to 2000.

    Quotations
    Maya Angelou – As Maya Angelou is author of several dozen books, there are many sources of her wise words and quotations. Here you can find her sound ADVICE.

    Presentation of works
    Maya Angelou is author of several dozen books. Here you can find presentations of some of them. They also are provided with short comments by readers.

    “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”
    Maya Angelou – a presentation of 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings', the first and most famous volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography. It contains a short description of the plot and readers' opinions.

    “The Heart of A Woman”
    Maya Angelou – a presentation of 'The Heart of a Woman', the fourth volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography. It contains a short description of the plot and readers' opinions.

    “A Song Flung Up to Heaven”
    Maya Angelou – a presentation of 'A Song Flung Up to Heaven', the sixth and last volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography. It contains a short description of the plot and readers' opinions.

    "Wouldn
    Maya Angelou – a presentation of 'Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now', collection of 24 brief essays. It consists of a short description of the content and readers' opinions.

    “Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes”
    Maya Angelou – a presentation of 'Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes'. It's a cook book, but a very unusual one: recipes are interlaced with stories about Maya Angelou's growing up in Stamps, Arkansas. The presentation contains a short description of the plot and readers' opinions.

    “Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women”
    Maya Angelou – a presentation of 'Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women', volume of poetry about women. It contains a short description of the book and readers' opinions.

    “Even the Stars Look Lonesome”
    Maya Angelou – a presentation of “Even the Stars Look Lonesome', collection of autobiographical essays. It contains a short description of the book and readers' opinions.

    About herself
    Maya Angelou – As Maya Angelou is author of several dozen books, there are many sources of her wise words. Here you can find out what she thinks of Herself.

    About women
    Maya Angelou – As Maya Angelou is author of several dozen books, there are many sources of her wise words. Here you can find out what she thinks of Women.

    About poetry and talent
    Maya Angelou – As Maya Angelou is author of several dozen books, there are many sources of her wise words. Here you can find out what she thinks of Poetry and Talent.

    About life
    Maya Angelou – As Maya Angelou is author of several dozen books, there are many sources of her wise words. Here you can find out what she thinks of Life.

    About various aspects of life
    Maya Angelou – As Maya Angelou is author of several dozen books, there are many sources of her wise words. Here you can find out what she thinks of Various Aspects of Life.

    Advice
    Maya Angelou – As Maya Angelou is author of several dozen books, there are many sources of her wise words. Here you'll find her sound Advice. You can do what she suggests or not, but you HAVE to read what she has to say!

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