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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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