"I have just finished this book after meaning to read…"
I have just finished this book after meaning to read it for years - I wish I had. Maya Angelou describes her childhood and adolescence with a breathtaking honesty and humility. This is a compelling book which draws the reader into the pages and will not let go. I was moved to tears by the author's passion which is evident throughout. An informative and moving story - I look forward to reading the four sequels which continue the story.Read moreLess
"I read this years ago and at first was a…"
I read this years ago and at first was a bit dismissive as I thought that the author had tried to cram too many 'life experiences' into one novel and thought it a bit OTT. Then I realised it was an autobiography and felt overwhelming admiration for Angelou. I rapidly (for me) went on to read the five sequels. I remember hearing Angelou reading some poetry on the radio once. I did not know it was her but instinctively realised it was. Her voice was like thick molasses on a hot day and filled me with awe. This, and the sequels are an amazing insight to Angelou's life. She is an inspiration to humankind. Read, be moved and enyoy.Read moreLess
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