All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes

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All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes

By Maya Angelou

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679734048, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 1991

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-nesskeeps 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.

About the Author
Maya Angelou est une poetesse afro-americaine nee le 4 avril 1928 a Saint Louis, Missouri (Etats-Unis). Auteur de memoires, elle est aussi actrice. Elle est une figure importante du mouvement americain pour les droits civiques.

Praise For All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes

"An important document drawing more much-needed attention to the hidden history of a people both African and American."--Los Angeles Times Book Review