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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maya Angelou Narrator: Lynne Thigpen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1986 ISBN: 9781436170864
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In this beautiful exploration of her life in 1960s Africa, Maya Angelou reaffirms her stature as one of the most gifted authors of our time. In 1962, this poet, actress, and professor claimed another piece of her identity by moving to her ancestral home in West Africa. At first, Angelou experiences the joy of being black among so many others who are also black, the excitement of politics and parties, and the beauty of an unspoiled land. But American-ness keeps asserting itself in ways both heartbreaking and bewildering.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Maya Angelou confronts her life with such moving wonder, such luminous dignity... not since the days of my childhood have I found myself so moved.” James Baldwin
  • “Thoroughly enjoyable…An important document drawing more much-needed attention to the hidden history of a people both African and American.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review. 

  • “Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Angelou's journey into Africa is a journey into herself, into that part of every Afro-American's soul that is still wedded to Africa, that still yearns for a home.”

    Chicago Tribune Book World 

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About the Author
Author Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (1928–2014) was a singer, actress, dancer, activist, filmmaker, writer, and mother. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies she wrote several volumes of poetry, including “On the Pulse of the Morning” for the inauguration of President Clinton. She was given a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and in 2010 President Barack Obama awarded her the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

About the Narrator

Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen (1948–2003) was born in Joliet, Illinois. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a short time, but her interest in acting eventually prevailed over teaching. During her thirty-year career, Lynne went on to appear in nearly forty movies and numerous television series