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Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
  

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A reader – of any colour – will find much to interest and commend in this short biography, Vivian Baxter was a strong feisty woman, Maya was famously raised in the South by her Father’s mother, her experience later became The Colour Purple. Maya Angelou regained the relationship with her Mother in later life and this biography is a proud statement of love for her mother.

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Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou

This is the stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures. Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result. While Angelou's six autobiographies tell of her out in the world, influencing and learning from statesmen and cultural icons, Mom & Me & Mom shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.

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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 She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds -- Oprah Winfrey The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace -- President Bill Clinton A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman -- President Barack Obama Extraordinary . . . a jaw-dropper of a memoir -- Viv Groskop * Red *


About the Author

Maya Angelou, playwright, actress, dancer, activist, filmmaker, is most famous for her six volumes of autobiography beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Maya Angelou died in 2014.

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Publication date

6th March 2014

Author

Maya Angelou

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Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Autobiography: literary
Literary studies: from c 1900 -

ISBN

9781844089154

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