Section 1 (pages 3-32)* This is the fifth book in a series of memoirs written by Maya Angelou. * The setting for this book is Africa during the 1960s, where the author explores the land and people of her ancestry. * Maya arrives in Ghana with her son, Guy, who is enrolled in the University of Ghana in Accra. * Her plan is to help him settle in and then move to Liberia. * Maya's plans change suddenly after her son is hurt in a car accident. * The accident, which was caused by a drunk driver, makes Maya very angry to the point where she is rude to others and bitter. * A friend named Julian Mayfield scolds Maya for her behavior and attitude. * He drives her to meet a woman named Efua Sutherland, who is the head of Ghana's National Theater. * Efua gives Maya permission to cry, which she does for the first...
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