«A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman»
A beautiful and inspiring collection of poetry by Maya Angelou, author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS and 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (BARACK OBAMA).
'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. Les mer
'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams.
'Her poetry is just as much a part of her autobiography as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and the volumes that follow.' Kirkus
'It is true poetry she is writing . . . it has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity' M. F. K. Fisher
- Virago Press Ltd
- 20 x 13 cm
«A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman»President Barack Obama
«The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace»President Bill Clinton
«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
«Angelou was the first poet since Robert Frost to recite work at a presidential inauguration. And Still I Rise is a tribute to determination, from the title poem to the anthemic "Phenomenal Woman", which sounds like something that Beyoncé could set to music»Stig Abell, The Times