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Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water 'Fore I Diiie

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780860682646

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 3rd July 2003

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

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A marvellous collection of poetry from the beloved and bestselling author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS.

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

Poems of love and regret, of racial strife and confrontation, songs of the people and songs of the heart – all are charged with Maya Angelou’s zest for life and her rage at injustice. Lyrical, tender poems of longing, wry glances at betrayal and isolation combine with a fierce insight into ‘hate and hateful wrath’ in an unforgettable picture of the hopes and concerns of one of America’s finest writers.

‘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

Reviews

Black, bitter and beautiful, she speaks of our survival
JAMES BALDWIN
Maya Angelou writes from the heart and her language rings clear and true . . . Whether joyful, sad or playful, her poems speak with delicacy and depth of feeling
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
It is true poetry she is writing . . . it has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity
M.F.K. Fisher
Maya Angelou liberates and exhilarates through her magical, lyrical, mystical medium - poetry
Mary Bryce, TRIBUNE