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The Heart of a Woman

Angelou, Maya

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ISBN 10: 0394512731 / ISBN 13: 9780394512730
Published by Random House, New York, 1981
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall. Slight rubbing, price clip to jacket; else a near fine copy internally. [8], 272, [1] pages. Fourth volume of autobiographical reflections: ". one of the more significant and important personal narratives of our time" (jacket front flyleaf); includes the author's travels in Africa. Very clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # L048598

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Title: The Heart of a Woman

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Edition: First Edition.

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Angelou's fourth autobiographical volume proceeds from her departure from California with her son, Guy, through her early years in Harlem and the civil-rights movement, to London and Cairo and the breakup of her marriage

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Millions have read Maya Angelou's national bestseller The Heart of a Woman, and now you can hear her fascinating story in the author's own voice. Angelou exposes a turbulent period of her life as she struggles to raise a child, fulfill her goals as a writer, and fight for civil rights in an age of social injustice; Angelou's rich and resonating voice draws the listener into the unexpected details of her life. Working as a nightclub singer in Los Angeles, Angelou decides to move to New York with her son Guy in hopes of building stronger ties with the black art community. In an attempt to find stability for Guy and make a name for herself, her love life takes wild turns. Should she marry the bail bondsman who's as dry as stale bread or run away with the African freedom fighter? Her heart takes her to Africa, where her writing career blossoms but her marriage sours. The Heart of a Woman is filled with beautiful prose and songs; Angelou displays her music talent in several vignettes, most memorably in a scene with Billie Holiday: Angelou is performing at a nightclub when Holiday shrieks, "Stop her, stop her... she sounds like my mama!"

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