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His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute [Kindle Edition]

Maya Angelou
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He was a son of Africa who became father to a nation and, for billions of people around the world, a beacon of hope, courage, and perseverance in the face of opposition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors the life and remarkable soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel laureate.
 
In His Day is Done, Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with “His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty” to lead his people into a new era.
 
This poignant work of gratitude and remembrance offers condolences to the resilient people of South Africa on the loss of their beloved “Madiba” and celebrates a man like no other, whose life and work changed the world.

Praise for His Day Is Done
 
“Moving and heartfelt.”The Washington Post
 
“A powerful, gripping tribute.”NewsOne
 
“[His Day Is Done captures] how many were feeling.”BBC News


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About the Author

Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then went to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don t You Sing?, two cookbooks, and the celebrated poems On the Pulse of Morning, read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton, and A Brave and Startling Truth, written at the request of the United Nations and read at its fiftieth anniversary. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4045 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (21 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HBQWJDC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #331,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars A poem of respect 24 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This a powerful story. You can hear the passion In the words. A wonderful remembrance for Nelson Mandela. Maya Angelou as always writes from her heart and we can feel that all the way through. I love it and it's a gift to own it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars propaganda 24 April 2014
By morton
Format:Hardcover
mandela was a horrible self serving murderer and terrorist. please write the facts!!!!! dont turn this insane person into a God!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Our Hearts 25 Jan 2014
By Marlon Davids - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr. Angelou has the ability to use words in a way unmatched by any other. These words are comforting to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving! 19 Mar 2014
By Anne M. Klieber - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Another wonderful work by Maya Angelou. One of our great national treasures! I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates her work.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His Day Is Done 7 April 2014
By Monique Adam - Published on Amazon.com
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For me, this lovely book achieves perfection. Maya Angelou's words are touching our heart and it is a gift
I treasure her poetry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful book 17 April 2014
By Jacinta Kimani - Published on Amazon.com
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wonderful and inspired words for a legend
beautiful epilogue fit for a great man and friend
Maya is quite wonderful
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great poetic writing 12 April 2014
By librarian - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Loved lyrical style of writing! It spoke sincere emotion to my heart. I would recommend this to public schools ASAP.
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