Maya Angelou | Literature Criticism Interview by Maya Angelou with Claudia Tate

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Maya Angelou.
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Interview by Maya Angelou with Claudia Tate

SOURCE: “Conversations with Maya Angelou,” edited by Jeffrey M. Elliot, University Press of Mississippi, 1989, pp. 146–56.

In the following interview, originally conducted in 1983, Angelou discusses the influence of other writers, social conditions, and her own experience upon her work.

Maya Angelou: Image making is very important for every human being. It is especially important for black American women in that we are, by being black, a minority in the United States, and by being female, the less powerful of the genders. So, we have two areas we must address. If we look out of our eyes at the immediate world around us, we see whites and males in dominant roles. We need to see our mothers, aunts, our sisters, and grandmothers. We need to see Frances Harper, Sojourner Truth, Fannie Lou Hamer, women of our heritage. We...

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