Read an Excerpt From Dr. Maya Angelou's Book 'Mom & Me & Mom' - ABC NewsThe latest typically clear-sighted instalment of Maya Angelou's memoirs includes beatings, guns and a celebration of the maternal bond. There is violence in Maya Angelou's new book. There is also sorrow and bitterness and pain. But mainly there is love. There are passages here that will be familiar to those who have read the author's earlier autobiographies. Angelou — octogenarian poet, playwright, academic and activist — has been writing about her life for more than 40 years and is still best known for I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings , about her upbringing in racially segregated Arkansas and Missouri. In it she recalled how, at the age of eight, she was raped by her mother's boyfriend.
Mom & Me & Mom
To the average Sunday Times reader, the casual violence that the black American writer and poet Maya Angelou describes in this memoir of life with her mother is startling. Maya and her brother, two years older, promptly pack their suitcases and threaten to leave, whereupon their mother, Vivian Baxter, spreads a tea cloth on the kitchen floor, drops to…. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member? Log in. Already a subscriber or registered access user? Subscription Notification.
She tells the story of Vivian Baxter Johnson, the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, who for the first 13 years of Angelou's life was barely a mother at all. Angelou finds just the right words to explain why her parents' marriage failed: "They were matches and gasoline.
the wizards cookbook pdf
Get A Copy
See Dr. Maya Angelou on "This Week" Sunday. Copyright c by Maya Angelou. All rights reserved. Louis, Missouri, but Vivian Baxter was born black and poor, to black and poor parents.
Many women have special relationships with their mothers. But, with someone as famous as Maya Angelou, it is interesting to see how that relationship shaped her life and her writing. The story is also relevant to the Sixty and Me community. Her mother, Vivian Baxter, was not around during her early childhood. As you might expect, the feelings of being abandoned stayed with Angelou for years and ten years passed before they met again.