All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes Setting & Symbolism

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Ghana

Ghana is a republic in West Africa.

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt is where Ms. Angelou lived before moving to Ghana, where she suffered a divorce and where she visited old friends and sang for the president of Liberia.

Keta

Keta is the village that Ms. Angelou visited at the end of her time in Ghana, where she was mistaken as a relative of some of the villagers.

Ewe

Ewe is the dialect that was spoken by the villagers in Keta.

Fanti

Fanti is one of the many tribal languages spoken in Africa and one that Ms. Angelou learned to speak while living in Ghana.

Revolutionist Returnees

Revolutionist Returnees is a nickname Ms. Angelou gave to the group of Americans living in Ghana with whom she developed a friendship during her time in Ghana.

OAAU

OAAU, or Organization of Afro American Unity, is a group organized by Malcolm...

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