Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?
by Maya Angelou
Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time. "The wisdom, rue and humor of her storytelling are borne on a lilting rhythm completely her own, the p...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 44 pages
Published February 12th 1983 by Random House
(first published 1983)
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This is Angelou’s fourth book, and the second in which she is a really great poet. I’m especially impressed by those reveling in her sexuality, looking cynically on relationships, celebrating African-American cultural motifs, and those most deeply from the heart. Not everything resonates for me, still, this is a book to recommend without reservation.
Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, is an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969 which was no...moreMore about Maya Angelou...