Maya Angelou | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Maya Angelou with Cheryl Wall

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Maya Angelou.
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Critical Essay by Maya Angelou with Cheryl Wall

SOURCE: “Women Writers Talking,” edited by Janet Todd, Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1983, pp. 59–67.

In the following interview, originally conducted in 1981, Angelou talks about her writing habits and the values by which she is guided, and those which she wishes to pass on.

In 1969 Maya Angelou published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a memoir of her girlhood in Stamps, Arkansas, and San Francisco, California. The book quickly became a contemporary classic. More fully than any writer before her, Angelou laid bare the pain of the black girl's coming of age. She counted the costs of being doubly disenfranchised in a society that denied black women's beauty and worth. Yet interlaced with the sadness was joy, conveyed in the spiritual peace and power of her grandmother and in the ...

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