The Heart of a Woman

Angelou, Maya

| 1984

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Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with the first three volumes of her autobiography, one of the most remarkable personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman, her turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous New York City. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, her love for writing blazes anew. Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her weding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter. Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent...

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Martin Fabian



Del 4.

Humoristisk och allvarlig. Viktig skildring som främst förstås ger en inblick i Angelous egna upplevelser men kanske också ger en ide över de mörkhyades livsvillkor och tankevärld under denna period, även om Angelou inte var representativ. Obs att allt inte är helt korrekt i de sju delarna av självbiografin. Vore intressant att veta när och hur verkligheten skiljer sig från dikten.