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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou ( /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/; born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928) is an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She has received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

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List Of Maya Angelou Works
... The works of Maya Angelou encompass autobiography, plays, poetry, and teleplays ... Maya Angelou Angelou's autobiographies are distinct in style and narration, and "stretch over time and place", from Arkansas to Africa and back to the US ... Angelou has written collections of essays, including Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993) and Even the Stars Look Lonesome (1997), which writer Hilton Als called her "wisdom books" and "hom ...
Maya Angelou - Poetry
... Although Angelou considered herself a playwright and poet when her editor Robert Loomis challenged her to write I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she is best known for her autobiographies ... According to Lupton, many of Angelou's readers identify her as a poet first and an autobiographer second ... her "the black woman's poet laureate", and has called Angelou's poetry the anthems of African Americans ...
List Of Autobiographies - By Date
1968 Florida Scott-Maxwell The Measure of My Days 1968 Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1969 Brian Aherne A Proper Job 1969 Pat Boone A New ... Random Acts of Badness 2001 Paula Fox Borrowed Finery 2001 Maya Angelou The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou 1969-2002 J ...
Hillary Clinton Caucuses And Primaries, 2008 - Caucuses and Primaries 2008 - Maya Angelou
... American poet, author, and actress, Maya Angelou recited her poem, "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993, the first poet to do so since Robert Frost at ... In January 2008, Angelou announced that she wrote a poem for Hillary entitled State Package for Hillary Clinton for The Observer ... On the subject of writing the poem, The Guardian stated that, "Angelou is steadfast in her loyalty to Clinton ...

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