All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes - Maya Angelou

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

By Maya Angelou

  • Release Date: 1991-06-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 23 Ratings

Description

In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of "Revolutionist Returnees" inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism. All God's Children Need Walking Shoes is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters but where American-ness keeps asserting itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. As it builds on the personal narrative of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Gather Together in My Name, this book confirms Maya Angelou’s stature as one of the most gifted autobiographers of our time. 

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • Go'head

    5
    By JenneHigs
    This book is awe inspiring, captivating and fascinating. And the author is leaps an bounds beyond what I imagined her to be. Thank you, Auntie Maya, for this autobiography.
  • Get the tissues ready!

    5
    By DaScorpioQueen
    I love this book! Ms. Angelou has to be the more descriptive author I have ever read. I often felt as if I were in the room with her. The tears flowed freely through the entire book!

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