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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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    My life has been one great big joke,
    A dance that’s walked
    A song that’s spoke,
    I laugh so hard I almost choke
    When I think about myself.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)

    I thought if war did not include killing, I’d like to see one every year.
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