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- Publisher: Random House Inc
- Format: Paperback | 214 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 18mm | 91g
- Publication date: 21 April 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0812980301
- ISBN 13: 9780812980301
- Sales rank: 48,380
"Gather Together in My Name" continues Maya Angelou s personal story, begun so unforgettably in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The time is the end of World War II and there is a sense of optimism everywhere. Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But the next few years are difficult ones as she tries to find a place in the world for herself and her child. She goes from job to job and from man to man. She tries to return home back to Stamps, Arkansas but discovers that she is no longer part of that world. Then Maya s life takes a dramatic turn, and she faces new challenges and temptations. In this second volume of her poignant autobiographical series, Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate life with dignity, wisdom, humor, and humanity."
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Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "The Heart of a Woman, " she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them "Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, " and "Mother." Maya Angelou died in 2014. "From the Hardcover edition."
"A heroic and beautiful book." -- "Cleveland Plain Dealer," "This is the story of a great heroine who knows the meaning of a struggle and never loses her pride or dignity. Indeed, her story makes me proud of the human race." -- John Oliver Killens "From the Paperback edition."