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Maya Angelou (1928–2014)

Autor/a de I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

117+ obres 34,909 Membres 519 Ressenyes 118 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the age of 16, she became not only the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco but the first woman conductor. In the mid-1950s, she toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. In mostra'n més 1957, she recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and played a queen in The Blacks, an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet. In 1960, she moved to Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, an English-language weekly newspaper. The following year, she went to Ghana where she was features editor of The African Review and taught music and drama at the University of Ghana. In 1964, she moved back to the U.S. to become a civil rights activist by helping Malcolm X build his new coalition, the Organization of African American Unity, and became the northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Even though she never went to college, she taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. In 1993, she became only the second poet in United States history to write and recite an original poem at a Presidential Inauguration when she read On the Pulse of Morning at President Bill Clinton's Inauguration Ceremony. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and Mom and Me and Mom. In 2011, President Barack Obama gave her the Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, for her collected works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She appeared in the movie Roots and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for her role in the movie. She also played a part in the movie, How to Make an American Quilt and wrote and produced Afro-Americans in the Arts, a PBS special for which she received a Golden Eagle Award. She was a three-time Grammy winner. She died on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) 14,858 exemplars
The Heart of a Woman (1981) 2,504 exemplars
Gather Together in My Name (1974) 1,504 exemplars
Letter to My Daughter (2008) 1,213 exemplars
Maya Angelou: Poems (1986) 1,037 exemplars
Even the Stars Look Lonesome (1997) 773 exemplars
Mom & Me & Mom (2013) 659 exemplars
A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002) 651 exemplars
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (1993) 546 exemplars
And Still I Rise (1978) 531 exemplars
On the Pulse of Morning (1993) 460 exemplars
Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem (2005) 421 exemplars
I Shall Not Be Moved (1990) — Autor — 347 exemplars
The Poetry of Maya Angelou (1990) 139 exemplars
Kofi and His Magic (1996) 109 exemplars
Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me (2006) 94 exemplars
Now Sheba Sings the Song (1987) 81 exemplars
A Brave and Startling Truth (1995) 69 exemplars
Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? (1983) 61 exemplars
Love's Exquisite Freedom (1900) 17 exemplars
Maya Angelou Poetry Collection (1999) 12 exemplars
Our Grandmothers 6 exemplars
Down in the Delta (1999) 5 exemplars
Maya Angelou 5 exemplars
Phänomenale Frauen (2020) 4 exemplars
La vie ne me fait pas peur (2018) 3 exemplars
Lady B (2014) 3 exemplars
KADIN KALBİ 2 exemplars
Et pourtant je m'élève (2022) 2 exemplars
Encontraos en mi nombre (2000) 2 exemplars
Graduation (Tale Blazers) (1989) 2 exemplars
Maya Angelou 4C box set (2002) 2 exemplars
The aristocrat 2 exemplars
Touched By An Angel 1 exemplars
They Came to Stay 1 exemplars
En toch heradem ik 1 exemplars
The Runaway 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (1942) — Introducció, algunes edicions1,375 exemplars
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 783 exemplars
Not Without Laughter (1930) — Introducció, algunes edicions651 exemplars
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Col·laborador — 518 exemplars
Written by Herself, Volume I: Autobiographies of American Women (1992) — Col·laborador — 429 exemplars
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Col·laborador — 408 exemplars
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1900) — Introducció, algunes edicions391 exemplars
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Col·laborador — 373 exemplars
Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1993) — Col·laborador — 206 exemplars
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats (2000) — Pròleg — 168 exemplars
Growing Up in the South: An Anthology of Modern Southern Literature (1991) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
All the Colors of the Race (1982) — Narrador, algunes edicions120 exemplars
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Col·laborador — 105 exemplars
Roots [1977 TV miniseries] (1977) — Actor — 99 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars
Read and Rise (2006) — Pròleg — 86 exemplars
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
Mary Ellen Mark: An American Odyssey 1963-1999 (1999) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1657) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
Best Food Writing 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
African Canvas: The Art of West African Women (1990) — Pròleg, algunes edicions59 exemplars
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
A Virago Keepsake to Celebrate Twenty Years of Publishing (1993) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Facing Evil: Light at the Core of Darkness (1988) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
In My Mother's Kitchen: 25 Writers on Love, Cooking, and Family (2006) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
African American Lives [2006 TV episode] (2004) — Narrador — 31 exemplars
Virago Is 40 (2013) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Women: A World Report (1985) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Elmo Saves Christmas [1996 film] (2009) — Actor — 19 exemplars
Keeping The Faith: African American Sermons Of Liberation (2002) — Introducció — 18 exemplars
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America (1970) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Bittersweet (1998) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Shall We Dance? (2008) — Pròleg — 8 exemplars
America Beyond the Color Line [2002 TV series] (2003) — Narrador — 8 exemplars
Discovering the Other America: Radical Voices from the 1980s (2012) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work — Narrador, algunes edicions2 exemplars
Words Among America: Sixty Poems of Challenge and Hope — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Angelou, Maya
Nom oficial
Johnson, Marguerite Ann
Altres noms
Angelou, Maya
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
St. Louis, Missouri, VS
Lloc de defunció
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, VS
Llocs de residència
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Stamps, Arkansas, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
Sonoma, California, USA
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
George Washington High School, San Francisco
California Labor School, San Francisco
Reynolds Professorship of American Studies, Wake Forest University (mostra-les totes 8)
Johnson, Guy (son)
Wake Forest University
Premis i honors
Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature (1999)
National Medal of Arts (2000)
Grammy, Best Spoken Word Album (1993 ∙ 1995 ∙ 2002)
NAACP Spingarn Medal (1994)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011)
Coretta Scott King Award (1971) (mostra-les totes 39)
North Carolina Award in Literature (1987)
Golden Plate Award (1990)
Candace Award (1990)
Langston Hughes Medal (1991)
Horatio Alger Award (1992)
Distinguished Woman of North Carolina Award (1992)
Crystal Award (1992)
Crystal Award (1992)
Inauguration Poet (1993)
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (1993)
Rollins College Walk of Fame (1994)
Frank G. Wells American Teachers Award (1995)
Homecoming Award (1997)
NAACP Image Award (1998 ∙ 2005 ∙ 2009)
Alston-Jones International Civil & Human Rights Award (1998)
National Women's Hall of Fame (1998)
Christopher Award (1999)
Shelia Award (1999)
EMMA Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
Charles Evans Hughes Award (2004)
Mother Teresa Award (2006)
Martha Parker Legacy Award (2007)
Voice of Peace Award (2008)
Gracie Award (2008)
Marian Anderson Award (2008)
Lincoln Medal (2008)
ALA Literary Award (2009)
Black Cultural Society Award (2012)
Literarian Award (2013)
Norman Mailer Prize (2013)
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
Ladies' Home Journal "Woman of the Year in Communication" Award (1976)
Matrix Award (1983)
Biografia breu
Maya Angelou (pronounced /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/;[1] born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928)[2] is an American autobiographer and poet. Having been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton, she is best known for her series of six autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adulthood experiences.[3] The first, best-known, and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), focuses on the first seventeen years of her life, brought her international recognition, and was nominated for a National Book Award.

Angelou has had a long and varied career, holding jobs such as fry cook, dancer, actress, journalist, educator, television producer, and film director. She was a member of the Harlem Writers Guild in the late 1950s. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and served as Northern Coordinator of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Angelou has been highly honored for her body of work, including being awarded over 30 honorary degrees and the nomination of a Pulitzer Prize for her 1971 volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie.[4] Since the 1990s, she has had a busy career on the lecture circuit, making about 80 appearances a year. Since 1991, Angelou has taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as recipient of the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. In 1993, she recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. In 1995, she was recognized for having the longest-running record (two years) on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List.

With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was heralded as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. She became recognized and highly respected as a spokesperson for blacks and women



Maya Angelou's Library a Legacy Libraries (agost 2015)


Autobiografía de l'autora, aquesta és la primera part on explica la seva infància. El començament és molt impactant ,quan ens explica el seu viatge des de Califòrnia a Arkanses acompanyada del seu germà un any més gran que ella, 4 i 3 anys, sols al tren amb els bitllets cosits a l'interior de la butxaca i un braçalet al canell on hi ha escrit el seu nom. La vida torna a començar estant a càrrec de la seva àvia i el seu oncle WillyAl cap de tres anys el seu pare els passarà a buscar per tornar-los a Los Angeles amb la seva mare. En aquestes anades i vingudes van coneixent i comparanat la vida del surenya i la de Califòrnia. les parelles dels seus respectius pare i mare que van canviant al llarg del temps. això comporta experiències bones i també de molt traumàtiques. La narració acaba als quinze anys de la protagonista quan es queda embarassada.
La vida americana de les classes populars i especialment si són negres és molt dura i sembla que és ben difícil de soportar.
M'ha semblat un testimoni interessant i colpidor sobretot a l'inici de la narració, cap al final se'm, va fer menys interessant.
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