Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Celebrations is a collection of timely and tim...more
This is the first I've been exposed to Maya Angelou, and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about her poetry. I was definitely most impressed with Sons and Daughters, but some, specifically In and Out of Time, seemed rather cliche. The author reads somewhat slowly, but I was pleased I got the audiobook version anyhow, as many of these poems do have a lovely rhythm to them.
Where I think Angelou succeeds the most is in her social writing. She writes often of people yearning for peace, and of childre...more
Her messages of celebrating peace and friendship, working towards justice and equality and taking time to express gratitude to the importan...more
When Great Trees Fall
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