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Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now

Maya Angelou

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Biography: general, Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

* Succinct pieces of prose - unique lessons in living from one of our best-loved writers, Maya Angelou

The woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory' says Maya Angelou, bestselling author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS and one of our best-loved writers. Here she writes about family, argues for spirit and grace, insists on the importance of laughter and style and reflects on brutality and crime. She has the courage to say the unfashionable: 'virtue, purity, temperance, goodness, worth or even moderation...we must return them to a vigorous role in our lives', and the wit to call for them with humour. As lessons in living, they are a unique inspiration.

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Praise for Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now

  • She has the knack of guiding us along the seamier side of life while making us feel refreshed and restored like a terrific gospel blues singer - GUARDIAN

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Maya Angelou

As well as her autobiography Maya Angelou has written several volumes of poetry, including ON THE PULSE OF THE MORNING for the inauguration of President Clinton. She now has a life-time appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.

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