Maya Angelou Writing Styles in All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

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Perspective

Ms. Angelou is a poet, writer, performer and playwright, as well as a civil rights activist. She wrote this book to share her experiences searching for a place to belong, a home, and her belief that she found that place in Ghana. Though Ms. Angelou settled in a Ghana because of her son's accident, within a short few months she felt as though she had found something closer to a home than anything she had had in the past. Here everyone looked the same, therefore they were all treated the same. However, it was not long before Ms. Angelou experienced discrimination based solely on the fact that she was American.

The impression the reader gets from this memoir is that Ms. Angelou wrote it for fans of her other literary works and for all black Americans who may be searching for the same answers she searched for. She...

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