From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela (On the Pulse of Morning and His Day Is Done, respectively), every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of this volume.
Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longings, partings; of Saturday night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. Of her poetry, Kirkus Reviews has written, 'It is just as much a part of her autobiography as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, and The Heart of a Woman'.
Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Maya Angelou’s unforgettable collection of poetry lends its name to the documentary film about her life, And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Thus begins “Phenomenal Woman,” just one of the beloved poems collected here in Maya Angelou’s third book of verse. These poems are powerful, distinctive, and fresh—and, as always, full of the lifting rhythms of love and remembering. And Still I Rise is written from the heart, a celebration of life as only Maya Angelou has discovered it. “It is true poetry she is writing,” M.F.K. Fisher has observed, “not just rhythm, the beat, rhymes. I find it very moving and at times beautiful. It has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity. . . . It is astounding, flabbergasting, to recognize it, in all the words I read every day and night . . . it gives me heart, to hear so clearly the caged bird singing and to understand her notes.” From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Planet! in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Aufregung bei den Gallagher Girls! Cammie muss mit ihrer Freundin Bex in London untertauchen, denn sie schwebt in großer Gefahr. Doch auch hier überschlagen sich die Ereignisse. Cammies Lehrer Mr Solomon taucht unerwartet auf und verhält sich höchst verdächtig. Das MI6 ist ihm dicht auf den Fersen. Ist er etwa ein Doppelagent, der für den geheimnisvollen Cavan-Zirkel arbeitet? Cammie weiß nicht, wem sie noch vertrauen soll, und gleichzeitig geht ihr Mr Solomons letzte Warnung nicht mehr aus dem Kopf: Der Gallagher Akademie droht unmittelbare Gefahr ...
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-08-17
The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This new volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. From the Hardcover edition.
Bestselling author and poetess Maya Angelou’s profoundly moving personal story is revealed in these, the first four volumes of her continuing memoir. Set includes 1 trade paperback edition each of: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Gather Together In My Name Singin’ And Swingin’ And Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas The Heart Of A Woman
Author: Mary Jane Lupton
Release Date: 2016-01-18
Genre: Social Science
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
A Study Guide for Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2018 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1.5, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad (Institute of English), course: English Literature, language: English, abstract: In this research paper, the researcher has tried to find out the image of black female depicted in Maya Angelou's poems. This research has been conducted by qualitative and analytical method because this research has not numerical data. After collecting data, the researcher has analyzed poems and supported by particular idea of feminist Sara Mills. The researcher has chosen only three poems of Angelou from "The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou which are ‘Still I Rise’, ‘Phenomenal Woman’ and ‘Caged Bird’". This study has been conducted by the use of black feminism theory and also focused on words, lines and stanzas. This research gives rise to enhance the argument in literature studies particularly Black Feminism self-esteem. Thus, it can enable others to organize research on African-American females. The analysis has explained that black woman’s different images are depicted in Maya Angelou's poems. In the first poem ‘Still I Rise’, Maya Angelou presents black female as a leader of the movement and challenges the society arrangement about black people. In the second poem, ‘Phenomenal Woman’, Maya Angelou describes a standard of beauty that beauty is not having beautiful face and slim smart body and thin lip. She says that a black woman can be phenomenal woman through her confidence and good personality and proud herself being black woman. In last poem ‘Caged Bird’, Maya Angelou shows underdevelopment of black woman due to tradition. As a coloured woman Maya Angelou raises her voice and says that soon, black people will be free. The present research concludes that author is presenting theme of hope in all above poems and she is a courageous black woman.