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Angelou has a happy knack of attracting the best and the brightest into her orbit, and The Heart of a Woman offers a veritable cornucopia of black luminaries in its pages. Singer Billie Holiday, writers John Ellins and Paule Marshall, jazz musicians Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, and actors Godfrey Cambridge and James Earl Jones--Maya meets and learns from them all. Political activism soon follows as Ms. Angelou first organizes a theatrical benefit for the Reverend Martin Luther King and then becomes the director of the New York Southern Christian Leadership Conference office. Her involvement in the civil rights movement eventually brings her into contact with African freedom fighters Oliver Tambo and the charming Vusumzi Make, whom she marries and follows to Africa.
The Heart of a Woman is as honest, painful, funny, outraged, and outrageous as Angelou herself. From her debut at the Apollo Theatre to her meeting with Malcolm X, Maya Angelou gives us something to cheer about and plenty to ponder as well. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good book, it was easy to read. Learned how Maya lived her life and stood for what she believed!Published 22 days ago by Henry Domnarski
I felt that this book was pleasant and interesting read. The book kept me interested and wanting more. Her life was amazing.Published 1 month ago by Carol
Excellent! This is the type of book you will not want to put down once you start reading. I've always admired Maya Angelou, now I have an even greater level of appreciation for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joy T Massey
Maya Angelou has such a beautiful spirit, and she really struggled. It's inspiring.Published 1 month ago by JS