A Song Flung Up to Heaven
It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. In this marvellous account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic political period. She writes of 'Jimmy' Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, and of friends and family, and finishes with the beginnings of her career as one of America's most impressive memoir writers.
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- 02 Sep 2010
- Little, Brown Book Group
- Virago Press Ltd
- United Kingdom
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About Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou, author of five previous volumes of autobiography and several books of poetry, has been an actress, dancer, singer, film director and political activist. She now has a life-time appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.