It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way home, leaving behind her beloved son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the civil rights movement and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside 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 too 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 writers of memoir.
This book completes the six exhilarating volumes of autobiography that she began nearly thirty years before with 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'.
Actress, dancer, poet, activist, film maker, director, Maya Angelou makes the world alive to the possibility of change - and of joy.
- Publication Date:
- 06 / 08 / 2002
- 133 x 206mm