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Even The Stars Look Lonesome

  • Author
    • Maya Angelou
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Lessons of a lifetime from the author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' BARACK OBAMA

With her customary courage and humour - and always with style and grace - Maya Angelou reflects on the people and places she has known. She talks about Africa and ageing, she gives us a profile of her great friend and 'daughter' Oprah Winfrey, she sings the praises of sensuality. But here too are her thoughts on the end of a much-wanted marriage, confessions of rage and the importance of solitude. EVEN THE STARS LOOK LONESOME is the work of a wonderful woman who is not afraid to admit to the mistakes and vulnerabilities that make us human.

'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 is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON
  • Published: Apr 01 1999
  • Pages: 160
  • 199 x 136mm
  • ISBN: 9781860495618
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Press Reviews

    These essays have an easy strength ... their impact forceful
    America's unofficial Poet Laureate waxes lyrical
    The best known poet in America
    Simple language laced with colours and sensual imagery. There is honesty, too