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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou
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Oct 06, 10

Read in October, 2010

I had once read an essay by this same author "I know why the caged bird sings" when I was in seventh grade. I did not understand the essay at that time, but now I think I understand the author a bit more by reading her autobiography. This is about the author traveling to Ghana, and tracing back her roots. Not that she actually tried to but she did wanted to track back to her ancestors who once had lived in Africa. Many events happen in her life in this country, and I found this book interesting because this book told me a new perspective at looking at things. Because the author is a African American, somehow the Americaness builds a barrier between herself and the native people, sometimes heartbreaking it seems. Even though the color does not matter anymore.
"Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home... "
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