“A phenomenal collection, Angelou’s poetry is a joy to read. If you want poetry that pulls no punches then check out ‘Family Affairs’ – a dark, honest look at the difference skin colour makes for women – or ‘Caged Bird’. If you’re looking for a self-esteem boost then ‘Phenomenal Woman’ and ‘Still I Rise’ are a must read. Essential poetry for any time.” Rebekah
The classic collection of poetry from the author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS.
Maya Angelou’s poetry – lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful – speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams.
‘A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman’ BARACK OBAMA
‘She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds’ OPRAH WINFREY
‘She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents – used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate’ TONI MORRISON