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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou
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Jul 27, 15

really liked it
bookshelves: authors-of-color
Read in December, 2009

i hadn't read anything by maya angelou until this book, and it made me want to read more. she writes so well, and her strong, feisty, spirit truly shines in her voice. the book chronicles her time in ghana and i liked hearing about her identity struggles and actual events that happened during her time there, as she navigated between her black american identity and her identity as a resident of ghana - what to change and what to adapt.

it was a privilege to hear of her numerous conversations with expats while living in africa and their own stories about their experiences, particularly of her encounters with malcolm x. the book is a fast read and i imagine it's the first of many of her books i'll pick up.
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