All God s Children Need Travelling Shoes

All God s Children Need Travelling Shoes

In the fifth volume, Maya Angelou emigrates to Ghana only to discover that 'you can't go home again' but she comes to a new awareness of love and friendship, civil rights and slavery - and the myth of mother Africa.

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405526760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A memoir about home and belonging, from the author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' BARACK OBAMA Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography, beginning with I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, 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 the fifth volume, Maya Angelou emigrates to Ghana only to discover that 'you can't go home again' but she comes to a new awareness of love and friendship, civil rights and slavery - and the myth of mother Africa. '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
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

All God s Children Need Traveling Shoes

All God s Children Need Traveling Shoes

Recounts Angelou's stay in Ghana, together with other Black Americans, and her discoveries and reflections concerning her ancestors, Africa, American society, and herself

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: 0816142009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Recounts Angelou's stay in Ghana, together with other Black Americans, and her discoveries and reflections concerning her ancestors, Africa, American society, and herself
Categories: Literary Criticism

All God s Children Need Traveling Shoes

All God s Children Need Traveling Shoes

All God's children need traveling shoes. 1. Angelou, Maya—Biography. 2. Authors, American—20th century—Biography. 3. Entertainers—United States—Biography. I. Title. PS3551.N464Z463 1987 818',5409 [B] 90-557oo ISBN 0-679-73404-X (pbk.) ...

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307434784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of "Revolutionist Returnees" inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism. All God's Children Need Walking Shoes is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters but where American-ness keeps asserting itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. As it builds on the personal narrative of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Gather Together in My Name, this book confirms Maya Angelou’s stature as one of the most gifted autobiographers of our time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Summary of Maya Angelou s All God s Children Need Traveling Shoes

Summary of Maya Angelou s All God s Children Need Traveling Shoes

Everest Media,. Insights on Maya Angelou's All Gods Children Need Traveling Shoes Contents Insights from Chapter 1 Insights from Chapter 2 Insights Front Cover.

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822513587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had brought my son Guy to enter the University of Ghana in Accra. I planned staying for two weeks with a friend of a colleague, settling Guy into his dormitory, then continuing to Liberia to a job with the Department of Information.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

NARRATIVE POINT OF VIEW AND STRUCTURE The narrative point of view in All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes is again sustained through the first - person autobiographer in motion . She moves from journey to journey , propelling the ...

Author: Mary Jane Lupton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Critically examines Angelou's five autobiographical novels, bringing in important comparative figures in African American literature and in autobiography.
Categories: Literary Criticism

African Diasporas

African Diasporas

This is best described by Olumide Popoola's poem “ Nigeria ” and Maya Angelou's autobiographical novel All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes ( 1986 ) . Both Popoola and Angelou reconstruct their experiences in Africa .

Author: Aija Poikāne-Daumke

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825896129

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 136

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Various Afro-German literary and cultural initiatives, arose as a response to the experience of being marginalized to the point of invisibility within a dominant Eurocentric culture. This book contributes to the understanding of German literature as multi-ethnic and of the the transatlantic networks operating in the African Diasporas. Aija Poikane-Daumke taught several seminars on Afro-German and African-American literature at the University of Dortmund (Germany).
Categories: Literary Collections

Multiculturalism Hybridity in African Literatures

Multiculturalism   Hybridity in African Literatures

RACE , HYBRIDITY AND MULTICULTURALISM in Maryse Condé's Heremakhonon and Maya Angelou's All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes . by Edgard Sankara Maryse Condé and Maya Angelou not only have in common the fact that they are two Black ...

Author: African Literature Association. Meeting

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 0865438404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 484

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This volume of essays covers all phases and geographical areas of African literature, including lesser known areas such as oral literature, literature written in African languages and Lusophone literature. Also included are articles on Caribbean literature, developments in South African theatre, and two articles on African film. Several writers receive special attention: Chinua Achebe, Maryse Conde, Wole Soyinka, Niyi Osundare, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Hampate Ba. Also included are the key-note addresses by Achebe, Conde and Osundare.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Maya Angelou The Iconic Self 2nd Edition

Maya Angelou  The Iconic Self  2nd Edition

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes Baker, Houston. Rev. of All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes. New York Times Book Review, May 11, 1986: 14. Blundell, Janet Boyarin. Rev. of All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes.

Author: Mary Jane Lupton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440837593

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This book presents the extraordinary life and writings of Maya Angelou. It examines the changing viewpoints in her six autobiographies within the context of women's and African American autobiographies, with specific reference to the slave narrative and to contemporary fiction and film. • Examines each of Maya Angelou's six autobiographies, enabling readers to understand what growing up black and female in the United States was like • Traces the development of black autobiography from its roots in the slave narrative to its presence in contemporary fiction and film • Highlights the exclusive 1997 interview between Maya Angelou and the author • Examines Maya Angelou's achievements as a poet • Discusses all of Angelou's autobiographies regarding their settings, themes, plot development, and other narrative techniques • Offers an alternate reading for each autobiography
Categories: Social Science

Icons of African American Literature The Black Literary World

Icons of African American Literature  The Black Literary World

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes has the same novelesque feel as her previous memoirs. In this chapter of her emotional and spiritual journey, Angelou recounts the four years she spent living in Ghana.

Author: Yolanda Williams Page

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313352041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 519

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The 24 entries in this book provide extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston. • 24 alphabetically arranged entries offer substantial yet accessible information • Entries cover authors and cultural topics • Sidebars provide snapshots of interesting and significant subject matter
Categories: Literary Criticism

Afroeurope ns

Afroeurope ns

See Wole Soyinka's The Interpreters (1965), Ama Ata Aidoo's Dilemma of A Ghost (1970), Maya Angelou's All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986), and excerpts from May Opitz, et al Showing Our Colors. See Ayi Kwei Armah's Osiris ...

Author: Marta Sofía López

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443808941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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The essays in this groundbreaking collection constitute a pioneering attempt at establishing a comparative agenda for the study of black literatures and identities in the context of the European Union. Drawing from a wide variety of critical perspectives and methodologies, from Post-colonial or Diaspora Studies to Sociology or Ethnography, contributors to the volume analyze black diasporic communities and their cultural productions in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom, paying particular attention to women afrosporic writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism