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Gather Together in My Name [Hardcover]

Maya Angelon
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2 Nov 1988
In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves.

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  • Hardcover: 6215 pages
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc; First Edition edition (2 Nov 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394486927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394486925
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 14.4 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a renowned author, poet, playwright, civil rights' activist - working with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King - and memoirist. She wrote and performed a poem, 'On the Pulse of Morning', for President Clinton on his inauguration; she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and was honoured by more than seventy universities throughout the world.

She first thrilled the world with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). This was followed by six volumes of autobiography, the seventh and final volume, Mom & Me & Mom, published in 2013. She wrote three collections of essays; many volumes of poetry, including His Day is Done, a tribute to Nelson Mandela; and two cookbooks. She had a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University of North Carolina. Dr Angelou died on 28 May 2014.

'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' President Barack Obama

'The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace' President Bill Clinton

'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' Oprah Winfrey

'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There's no duplicate. There is no duplicate' Toni Morrison

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A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman (President Barack Obama)

The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace (President Bill Clinton)

She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds (Oprah Winfrey)

She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate (Toni Morrison) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The second title in Maya Angelou's bestselling autobiography is reissued in a new look to coincide with the publication of her new book --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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This is a enjoyable and easy to read book. It is easy to start and once you get going you can't put it down. Maya Angelou involves you in her feelings and thoughts through her young adult life. It is about the pressures which she faces in trying to bring up a child as a innocent young black female, living in South America in the late forties. The book at first centres around racism and later around her struggle to earn a living and look after her son, while trying keeping her pride and respectability. Gather Together in My Name is the second of five books in her autobiography. There is no need to read the first one before this one as each book is a self-contained story. I found this an intresting book. Throughout the book you are overpowered by Maya's positive and outgoing character as well as by her kind and caring attitude to her son and others. I very much enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty damn good! 31 Dec 2011
By kris
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Loved the book! I probably even enjoyed it more than the previous two of the collection of autobiographies by Ms Angelou. It was funny, witty and full of excitement all throughout. I actually found it hard to put the book down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book 20 Nov 2011
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Another book by Maya Angelou, for those us who think that we have some writing talent
a reminder that we have much less than we hoped in these books the words paint a vivid
picture every emotion is there. Wonderful.
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Such a beautifully written book about a traumatic upbringing in the southern states of US. I am now eagerly looking forward to the next book in this autobiography
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 July 2014
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loved this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 July 2014
By J MERRY
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Excellent book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Thought -Provoking 6 May 2013
By J. Sagi
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I've read several of Maya's books in the past, mainly autobiographical and poetry. This is one of her eaarly ones and quite challenging. It depicts her early life and is earthy and slightly raunchy in parts, she leaves little to the imagination. I kept having to remind myself what she became later in life!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 July 2014
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Incredible
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
LIke her other two books I have read a very good story, if you like Maya Angelou you will love these books of her life.
Published 20 days ago by Mrs Margaret A Albery
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it
Brilliant read
Published 23 days ago by Nikki
4.0 out of 5 stars gather together
fascinating life story , I can"t wsit to read all of her books , maya takes you to a world that we need to know about but be thankful times have changed .
Published 29 days ago by margaret baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read inspirational lady
Published 1 month ago by hazel cain
4.0 out of 5 stars Gather together in my Name
This is the second. in the series of Maya Angelo's Autobiographical books. I was immersed in her tale from the very beginning and was unable to put the book down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Christiane King
3.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing
The book was too short just a few years in the life of Maya Angelou, not a full biography. very disapointing.
Published 1 month ago by sheila ann bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking read that takes me back to my own youth.
I read this book years ago and it's just as good today. I can't wait to get going on the next one in the series.
Published 10 months ago by Gery
5.0 out of 5 stars gather together in my name
I bought the set and lost this one.. her ste of books needs to be read in order sothat you can follow her jourbey. It is all an amazing story.... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. G. A. Thomas
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