Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas-9781844085033

Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

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Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration.

In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou's life. She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of Porgy and Bess. 'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace .

. . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY '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
Maya Angelou. Published 01/05/2008 (Virago Press Ltd) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages