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And Still I Rise

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    • Maya Angelou
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A beautiful and inspiring collection of poetry by Maya Angelou, author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS and 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (BARACK OBAMA).

'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams.

'Her poetry is just as much a part of her autobiography as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and the volumes that follow.' Kirkus

'It is true poetry she is writing . . . it has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity' M. F. K. Fisher

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  • Published: May 19 2011
  • 195 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9780860687573
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Press Reviews

  • Stig Abell

    The Times
    Angelou was the first poet since Robert Frost to recite work at a presidential inauguration. And Still I Rise is a tribute to determination, from the title poem to the anthemic "Phenomenal Woman", which sounds like something that Beyoncé could set to music
  • President Barack Obama

    A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman
  • President Bill Clinton

    The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace
  • Oprah Winfrey

    She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds
  • Toni Morrison

    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