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All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844085057

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 2nd September 2010

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Autobiography: General

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A memoir about home and belonging, from the author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

‘A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman’ BARACK OBAMA

Maya Angelou’s five volumes of autobiography, beginning with I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, 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. In the fifth volume, Maya Angelou emigrates to Ghana only to discover that ‘you can’t go home again’ but she comes to a new awareness of love and friendship, civil rights and slavery – and the myth of mother Africa.

‘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

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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
Told with the humorous, unsentimental wisdom that has gained Maya Angelou such a devoted following
Sunday Times
The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace
Bill Clinton
GUARDIAN
'Maya Angelou has a fiercely uncompromising spirit’
SUNDAY TIMES
Maya Angelou has a fiercely uncompromising spirit
Daily Telegraph
A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman
Barack Obama
She continues with all the freshness and warmth of her earlier book s' EVENING STANDARD
'Maya Angelou has an amazing ability to take readers into her personal maze and lead them out again feeling refreshed and even jubilant’
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 continues with all the freshness and warmth of her earlier books
Evening Standard
DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Told with the humorous, unsentimental wisdom that has gained Maya Angelou such a devoted following’
Maya Angelou has an amazing ability to take readers into her personal maze and lead them out again feeling refreshed and even jubilant
Guardian