The Heart of a Woman
By Maya Angelou
Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812980325, 336pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2009
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"The Heart of a Woman" is filled with unforgettable vignettes of such renowned people as Billie Holiday and Malcom X, but perhaps most importantly chronicles the joys and the burdens of a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.
“Remarkable . . . a great lady moving right on through a great memoir.”
“Maya Angelou has . . . achieved a kind of literary breakthrough which few writers of any time, place, or race achieve. . . . What makes [her] writing unique is . . . a melding of unconcerned honesty, consummate craft, and perfect descriptive pitch, yielding a rare compound of great emotional force and authenticity.”
–The Washington Post Book World
“To say that Angelou is a living legend is in no way an exaggeration. [She is] one of the great voices of contemporary literature.”
“Angelou is one of the geniuses of the Afro-American serial autobiography.”
–The New York Times
“A uniquely gifted wordsmith and storyteller.”
–The San Diego Union-Tribune