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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 12 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 4 April 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IRSU34U
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Although, at times, the story (and Angelou's life) is traumatic and stressful, much of it is based on the ongoing theme of how she (and the people around her) can overcome the prejudice, hatred and lack of power that is forced upon them by the white people in their community. Angelou describes how she defeats the whites in her own personal ways, such as managing to become the first black person to work on the San Francisco streetcars.
Many people would find inspiration in this story of a child who, growing up in unfortunate and tragic circumstances, manages to overcome the racism and loathing thrown at her by not only the whites, but the other characters, such as her mother's partner, Mr Freeman, and her father's girlfriend, Dolores.
I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially those interested in American history, or the history of racism.
Maya's story is one of success and triumph through some of the most difficult situations that life could through at you.
This book is very encourageing and inspiring in the way that she has overcome all of these obstacles and stil comes out strong. This is a very interesting read that i would recommend to anyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started off reading the fourth book which I was given and decided that I want to read the first three.Published 25 days ago by HYBRID NAT
While the story of Angelou's formative years was interesting, I just couldn't really get into this as much as I thought I would. And I can't even explain why. Read morePublished 28 days ago by KymH
I've always thought Angelou is overrated and this book confirms it. Interesting from the historical point of view, IF you are interested in the Civil Rights struggle in the 1960s... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Hodges