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    DescriptionMaya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. The fourth volume of her enthralling autobiography finds Maya Angelou immersed in the world of black writers and artists in Harlem, working in the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King. 'She has a great capacity for love, to give, and receive it' Margaret Busby


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    Title
    The Heart of a Woman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maya Angelou
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 230 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844085040
    ISBN 10: 184408504X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BGLA
    DC22: 818.5409
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    Thema V1.0: DNBL1
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    07 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a renowned author, poet, playwright, civil rights' activist - working with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King - and memoirist. She wrote and performed a poem, 'On the Pulse of Morning', for President Clinton on his inauguration; she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and was honoured by more than seventy universities throughout the world. She first thrilled the world with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). This was followed by six volumes of autobiography, the seventh and final volume, Mom & Me & Mom, published in 2013. She wrote three collections of essays; many volumes of poetry, including His Day is Done, a tribute to Nelson Mandela; and two cookbooks. She had a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University of North Carolina. Dr Angelou died on 28 May 2014.
    Review quote
    A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman -- President Barack Obama The poems and stories she wrote ... were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace -- President Bill Clinton She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace ... She will always be the rainbow in my clouds -- Oprah Winfrey She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate -- Toni Morrison