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Mom and Me and Mom by Dr Maya Angelou Hardcover


  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (11 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844089142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844089147
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2 x 20.3 cm

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‘In the first decade of the twentiety century, it was not a good time to be born black, or woman, in America.’

So begins this stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures.

Anyone who’s read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result. While Angelou’s six autobiographies tell of her out in the world, influencing and learning from statesmen and cultural icons, Mom & Me & Mom shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.